ESXi and vCenter Server 6.0 Documentation
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 6.0 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      vCenter Server Deployment Models
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      vSphere Security Certificates Overview
        Certificate Replacement Overview
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
    System Requirements
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Pre-Install Checks
        vCenter Server for Windows Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Storage Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Software Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Database Requirements
      vCenter Server Appliance Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Storage Requirements
        Software Included in the vCenter Server Appliance
        vCenter Server Appliance Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Database Requirements
      Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      vSphere DNS Requirements
        Verify That the FQDN is Resolvable
      vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Client Integration Plug-In Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Requirements
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client Software Requirements
        TCP and UDP Ports for the vSphere Client
      Required Free Space for System Logging
    Before You Install ESXi
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
          Provisioning ESXi Hosts by Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateful Installations
          vSphere Auto Deploy and Stateless Caching
        Customizing Installations with ESXi Image Builder CLI
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Installing ESXi
      Installing ESXi  Interactively
        Install ESXi Interactively
        Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Approaches for Scripted Installation
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
          Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
          Locations Supported for the Installation Script
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
        Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
          Introduction to Auto Deploy
          Rules and Rule Sets
          Auto Deploy Boot Process
        Auto Deploy Quick Start and Cmdlet Overview
          Auto Deploy Quick Start
          Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
        Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
          Prepare Your System and Install the Auto Deploy Server
          Install vSphere PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
          Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets
          Set Up Bulk Licensing
        Managing Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
          Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
          Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
          Write a Rule and Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
          Test and Repair Rule Compliance
        Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
          Provision a Host (First Boot)
          Reprovisioning Hosts
            Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
            Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
            Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Using Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Introduction to Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Set Up Stateless Hosts to Use Auto Deploy with Caching
            Prepare for Auto Deploy with Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
          Enable Stateful Installs for Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy
            Prepare Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy for Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
        Setting Up an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Understanding Reference Host Setup
          Configuring an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
          Configure Host Profiles for an Auto Deploy Reference Host with the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Consider and Implement Your Partitioning Strategy
        Advanced Management Tasks
          Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
          Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
          Auto Deploy Best Practices
          Set Up Highly Available Auto Deploy Infrastructure
          Auto Deploy Security Considerations
          Using the Device Alias Configuration Host Profile
          Provision ESXi Host by Using an Image Profile Without VMware Tools
          Download Auto Deploy Logs
        Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
          Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
          Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
          Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
          Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
          Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
          Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
          Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
          Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
          Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
          Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
          Recovering from Database Corruption on the Auto Deploy Server
        Auto Deploy Proof of Concept Setup
          Proof of Concept Preinstallation Checklist
          Install the TFTP Server
          Install and Set Up vSphere PowerCLI
          Prepare Auto Deploy Target Hosts
          Prepare the DHCP Server
          Prepare the DNS Server
          Configure the Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment in the vSphere Web Client
          Prepare the ESXi Software Depot
          Set Up the First Host and Provision with Auto Deploy
            Write Rules for the First Host
            Provision the First Host
          Configure the Proof of Concept Reference Host
          Create and Apply a Host Profile with the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
          Provision All Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder
        Understanding vSphere ESXi Image Builder
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Overview
          Software Depots and Their Components
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets Overview
          Image Profiles
            Acceptance Levels
          Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Installation and Usage
          Install vSphere ESXi Image Builder and Prerequisite Software
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Common Tasks
          Clone an Image Profile
          Add VIBs to an Image Profile
          Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
          Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
          Compare Image Profiles
          Compare VIBs
          Working with Acceptance Levels
            Change the Host Acceptance Level
            Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Workflows
          Examine Depot Contents
          Create Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
          Create New Image Profiles Workflow
          Edit Image Profiles Workflow
    Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Autoconfiguration
      About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
        Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
        Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
        Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port from the vSphere Web Client
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
      Set the Password for the Administrator Account
      Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
        Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
        Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
      Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
      Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
      Managing ESXi  Remotely
      Configuring Network Settings
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
        Set the VLAN ID
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
           Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring DNS for ESXi
          Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure DNS Suffixes
        Test the Management Network
        Restart the Management Agents
        Restart the Management Network
        Restoring the Standard Switch
        Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
      Storage Behavior
        About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Web Client
          Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
      View System Logs
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
      Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Reset the System Configuration
      Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
      Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
      Decommission an ESXi Host
    After You Install and Set Up ESXi
      Managing the ESXi Host
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Recording the License Key of an ESXi Host
          View the License Keys of ESXi Hosts from the vSphere Web Client
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
      Install the vSphere Client
    Before You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
        Create a 64-Bit DSN
        Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
          Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server
          Set Database Permissions By Manually Creating Database Roles and the VMW Schema
          Set Database Permissions by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
          Use a Script to Create a vCenter Server User by Using the dbo Schema and db_owner Database Role
          Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
          Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
          Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
          Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
        Configure Oracle Databases
          Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
          Configure an Oracle Database User
          Configure an Oracle Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
          Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
          Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
          Configure an Oracle Database Connection for Remote Access
          Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
        Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Installation
        vCenter Single Sign-On Components
        Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
        Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
        Required Information for Installing vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Installing a Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
      Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Deploying the Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
    Installing vCenter Server on a Windows Virtual Machine or Physical Server
      Download the vCenter Server for Windows Installer
      Install vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Installing vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Install a Platform Services Controller on a Windows Machine
        Install vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Components
      Installing vCenter Server in an Environment with Multiple NICs
    Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
      Download the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller
        Deploy a Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server Installation or Deployment
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Deployment Log Files for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
      Attempt to Install a Platform Services Controller After a Prior Installation Failure
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    After You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Uninstall vCenter Server
      Repoint the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure Multiple Joined Instances of vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Verify that the Services of the Embedded Platform Services Controller Instances are Running
        Configure Replication Agreement Between All External Platform Services Controller Instances
        Reconfigure the vCenter Server Instances with an Embedded Platform Services Controller and Repoint Them to the Joined External Platform Services Controller Instances
    Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment
      General vSphere Data Protection Workflow
        Deploy the vSphere Data Protection OVF Template
        Configure vSphere Data Protection
        Create a Backup Job in vSphere Data Protection
        Start a Backup Job Manually
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment
          Restore a Virtual Machine to the Original Location
          Restore a Virtual Machine to a New Location
          Restore a Virtual Machine with the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
      Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with a Single External Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring the Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server
      Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with Multiple Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring a Single Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring Several Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring All Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Upgrade
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      How vSphere 6.0 Differs from vSphere 5.x
      vCenter Server Deployment Models
      vSphere Upgrade Process
        Mixed-Version Transitional Environments During vCenter Server Upgrades
        Upgrading to vSphere License Service
        Differences Between vSphere Upgrades and Updates
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Upgrades
      vSphere Security Certificates Overview
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
      vCenter Server Example Upgrade Paths
    Upgrade Requirements
      vCenter Server Upgrade Compatibility
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Pre-Upgrade Checker
        vCenter Server for Windows Storage Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Software Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Database Requirements
      vCenter Server Appliance Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Storage Requirements
        Software Included in the vCenter Server Appliance
        vCenter Server Appliance Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Database Requirements
      Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
      vSphere DNS Requirements
      vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Client Integration Plug-In Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Requirements
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client Software Requirements
        TCP and UDP Ports for the vSphere Client
      Required Free Space for System Logging
    Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Verify Basic Compatibility Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        Prepare Oracle Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Prepare Microsoft SQL Server Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
        Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
        Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
      Verify Network Prerequisites Before Upgrading
      Verify Load Balancer Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Upgrade
        Host Upgrades and Certificates
        Change the Certificate Mode
      Verify Preparations Are Complete for Upgrading vCenter Server
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
          Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
        Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Required Information for Upgrading vCenter Server for Windows
      Required Information for Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance
    Upgrading and Updating vCenter Server for Windows
      About the vCenter Server 6.0 for Windows Upgrade Process
      Migration of Distributed vCenter Server for Windows Services During Upgrade to vCenter Server 6.0
      Download the vCenter Server for Windows Installer
      Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.1 for External Deployment
      Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 for External Deployment
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.0
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.1 for Windows
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.5 for Windows
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
    Upgrading and Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance
        About the vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade Process
        Download the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Install the Client Integration Plug-In
        Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance with Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On
        Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance with External vCenter Single Sign-On
      Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface
          Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
          Configure the Repository for URL-Based Patching
          Check for and Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
          Enable Automatic Checks for vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Shell
          View a List of All Installed Patches in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Configure URL-Based Patching
          Stage Patches to the vCenter Server Appliance
          Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
    After Upgrading vCenter Server
      Complete vCenter Server Postupgrade Component Configuration
      Reconfigure Migrated vCenter Server Services After Upgrade
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Upgrade the vSphere Client
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
        Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Restore ESXi Certificate and Key Files
      Repoint the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure Multiple Joined Instances of vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Verify that the Services of the Embedded Platform Services Controller Instances are Running
        Configure Replication Agreement Between All External Platform Services Controller Instances
        Reconfigure the vCenter Server Instances with an Embedded Platform Services Controller and Repoint Them to the Joined External Platform Services Controller Instances
    Upgrading Update Manager
      Upgrade the Update Manager Server
    Before Upgrading Hosts
      Best Practices for ESXi Upgrades
      Upgrade Options for ESXi 6.0
      Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
      Using Manually Assigned IP Addresses for Upgrades Performed with vSphere Update Manager
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Upgrading Hosts
      Using vSphere Update Manager to Perform Orchestrated Host Upgrades
        Configuring Host and Cluster Settings
        Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Using vSphere Update Manager
          Configure Host Maintenance Mode Settings
          Configure Cluster Settings
          Enable Remediation of PXE Booted ESXi Hosts
          Import Host Upgrade Images and Create Host Upgrade Baselines
          Create a Host Baseline Group
          Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
          Manually Initiate a Scan of ESXi Hosts
          View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
          Remediate Hosts Against an Upgrade Baseline
          Remediate Hosts Against Baseline Groups
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
        Reprovisioning Hosts
        Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
        Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
        Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
      Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
        VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
        Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
          Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
        Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Update a Host with Individual VIBs
        Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
        Update ESXi Hosts by Using Zip Files
        Remove VIBs from a Host
        Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with an esxcli Command
        Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
        Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
        Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
      Upgrade Hosts Interactively
    After You Upgrade ESXi Hosts
      About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Applying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 6.0
      Required Free Space for System Logging
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
    Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
    Troubleshooting a vSphere Upgrade
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Installation Logs for vCenter Server Appliance
        Collect Database Upgrade Logs
      Collect Logs to Troubleshoot ESXi Hosts
      Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      Restore vCenter Server Services If Upgrade Fails
      VMware Component Manager Error During Startup After vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Data Center
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Customize the User Interface
        Rearrange the Components of the User Interface
        Customize the User Interface by Using the Layout Settings Menu
        Disable the Customizable User Interface Feature
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress
      Refresh Data
      Searching the Inventory
        Perform a Quick Search
        Perform a Simple Search
        Perform an Advanced Search
        Save a Search
        Load a Saved Search
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data
      Drag and Drop Objects
      Export Lists
      Keyboard Shortcuts
        Inventory Keyboard Shortcuts
        Create a Scheduled Task with a Keyboard Shortcut
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host
      Configuring vCenter Server
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Configuring Statistics Settings
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure User Directory Settings
        Configure Mail Sender Settings
        Configure SNMP Settings
        View Port Settings
        Configure Timeout Settings
        Configure Logging Options
        Configure Database Settings
        Verifying SSL Certificates for Legacy Hosts
        Configure Advanced Settings
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users
        Edit the Settings of Services
        Start, Stop, and Restart Services
        Configuring Services in the vSphere Web Client
          Auto Deploy Service
          Content Library Service
          Hardware Health Service
          Transfer Service Properties
          vAPI Endpoint
          VMware Open Virtualization Format Service
          VMware Syslog Service
          VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
      Using Enhanced Linked Mode
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
      Categories of Information That VMware Receives
      Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
      Rejoin the Customer Experience Improvement Program After Upgrading vCenter Server
    Providing vCenter Server Availability
      Using a vSphere High Availability Cluster
      Establishing Watchdog Support
      Using MSCS for vCenter Server Availability
      Set Up MSCS for vCenter Server Availability
    Managing Third-Party Hypervisors by Using vCenter Host Gateway
      vCenter Host Gateway System Requirements
      Supported Third-Party Hypervisors
      Deploy the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Start the OVF Deployment Wizard
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select Storage for the vCenter Host Gateway OVF Template
        Setup OVF Network
        Customize the OVF Template
        Review the Configuration and Complete the Deployment
      vCenter Host Gateway User Permissions
      Configure the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Restart the vCenter Host Gateway Service
        Synchronize the Time Settings of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Change Network Settings of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Configure Proxy Settings
        Manage the Registration of the vCenter Host Gateway Service
        Change the Administrator Password of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Restart or Shut Down the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Download a Support Bundle
      Add Third-Party Hosts to the vCenter Server Inventory
      Supported Actions for Managing Third-Party Hosts in the vSphere Web Client
      Supported Actions for Managing Third-Party Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Data Centers
      Add a Host
      Create Clusters
      Create a Folder
    Tagging Objects
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Apply a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
      Tagging Best Practices
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      The License Service in vSphere 6.0
      Licensing for Environments with vCenter Server Systems 6.0 and 5.5
      Licensing for Products in vSphere
        Licensing for ESXi Hosts
        Licensing for vCenter Server
        Licensing for Clusters with Enabled Virtual SAN
      Suite Licensing
        Licensing for VMware vCloud Suite
        Licensing for vSphere with Operations Management
      Managing Licenses
        Create New Licenses
        Assign a License to Multiple Assets
        Configure License Settings for an ESXi Host
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Assign a License to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set Assets to Evaluation Mode
        Rename a License
        Remove Licenses
      Viewing Licensing Information
        View Licensing Information About the vSphere Environment
        View Available Licenses and Features About a Product
        View the Features that an Asset Uses
        View the License Key of the License
        View the Licensed Features for an Asset
      Generating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Usage for Multiple Products
        View License Usage Details for a Single Product
        Export a License Usage Report
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks
        View Tasks
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task
        Change or Reschedule a Task
        Remove a Scheduled Task
    Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
    Managing Hosts with vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host in the vSphere Client
        Disconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
    Migrating Virtual Machines
      Cold Migration
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
          Networking Best Practices for vSphere vMotion
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
        Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
          Requirements for Migration Between vCenter Server Instances
          Network Compatibility Checks During vMotion Between vCenter Server Instances
          MAC Address Management During Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
      Migration with Storage vMotion
        Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
      CPU Compatibility and EVC
        CPU Compatibility Scenarios
        CPU Families and Feature Sets
        About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource and Storage
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to New Storage
      Place vMotion Traffic on the vMotion TCP/IP Stack of an ESXi Host
      Place Traffic for Cold Migration on the Provisioning TCP/IP Stack
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
    Automating Management Tasks by Using vRealize Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vRealize Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Managing Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Data Center Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Data Center Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
    About Headless Systems
      Detecting a Headless System
      About Serial Mode Dynamic Switching
        ESXi Serial Port Modes
        Dynamic Switching Keystrokes
        Serial Port Dynamic Switching using the CLI
        Controlling the Serial DCUI
  vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
    Updated Information
    vCenter Server Appliance Overview
    Using the Appliance Management Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      View the vCenter Server Appliance Health Status
      Reboot or Shut Down the vCenter Server Appliance
      Export a Support Bundle
      Enable or Disable SSH and Bash Shell Access
      Configure the DNS, IP Address, and Proxy Settings
      Configure the System Time Zone and Time Synchronization Settings
      Change the Password and Password Expiration Settings of the Root User
    Using the vSphere Web Client to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Join the vCenter Server Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
      Leave an Active Directory Domain
      Add a User to the SystemConfiguration.BashShellAdministrators Group
      Edit Access Settings to the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the DNS and IP Address Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Firewall Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Startup Settings of a Service
      Start, Stop, or Restart Services in the vCenter Server Appliance
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
      Edit the Settings of Services
      Export a Support Bundle
      Redirect vCenter Server Appliance Log Files to Another Machine
    Using the Appliance Shell to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Access the Appliance Shell
      Enable Bash Shell Access From the Appliance Shell
      Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing Commands
      Get Help About the Plug-Ins and API Commands in the Appliance
      Plug-Ins in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      Browse the Log Files by Using the showlog Plug-In
      Configuring SNMP for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        Reset SNMP Settings to Factory Defaults
      Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
        Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
        Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Managing Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        User Roles in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Get a List of the Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update the Password of a Local User in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Delete a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Monitor Health Status and Statistics in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
        Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
        Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Using the Direct Console User Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the Direct Console User Interface
      Change the Password of the Root User
      Configure the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Restart the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Enable Access to the Appliance Bash shell
      Access the Appliance Bash Shell for Troubleshooting
      Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      Introduction to VMware Tools
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
        Apply a Customization Specification to a Virtual Machine
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification
    Deploying OVF Templates
      OVF File Format and OVF Templates
      Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select OVF Deployment Configuration
        Select a Resource for the OVF Template
        Select Storage for OVF Template
        Configure Networks for OVF Template
        Customize the OVF Template
        Configure vService Dependency
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Using Content Libraries
      Create a Library
      Synchronize a Subscribed Library
      Edit the Settings of a Local Library
      Edit the Settings of a Subscribed Library
      Delete a Content Library
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions for Content Libraries
      Sample User Role for Working with Content Libraries
      Populating Libraries with Content
        Importing Items to a Content Library
          Import Items to a Library from a URL
          Import Items to a Library from a Local File on Your System
        Clone a vApp to a Template in Content Library
        Clone a Virtual Machine or a VM Template to a Template in Content Library
        Clone Library Items from One Library to Another Library
      Working with Items in a Library
        VM Templates and vApp Templates in Content Libraries
        Synchronize a Library Item in a Subscribed Library
        Export Item from a Content Library to Your Local Computer
        Delete the Contents of a Library Item
        Delete Library Item
      Creating Virtual Machines and vApps from Templates in a Content Library
        Deploy Virtual Machine on a Host or a Cluster from a VM Template in the Content Library
        Create New vApp on a Host or a Cluster from a Template in a Content Library
    Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tool
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from a Microsoft Web Site
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from the Windows Operating System CD
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration
        Allocate Memory Resources
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Machine Network Adapter Configuration
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Configure Virtual Machine Communication Interface Firewall
        Change the Serial Port Configuration
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards
      Reduce Memory Overhead for Virtual machines with 3D graphics Option
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
        Add USB Devices from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System
      Configuring User Mappings on Guest Operating Systems
        View Existing SSO User Mappings
        Add SSO users to Guest Operating Systems
        Remove SSO Users from Guest Operating Systems
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Delay the Boot Sequence
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics
      Change the Swap File Location
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Using a Virtual Machine Remote Console
      Open the HTML 5 Remote Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
        Register a Virtual Machine with vCenter Server
      Change the Template Name
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory
        Delete a Template from the Disk
        Reregister Templates
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
          Taking a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot
          Revert to a Snapshot
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots
    VMware Tools Components, Configuration Options, and Security Requirements
      Components of VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Service
        VMware Tools Device Drivers
        VMware User Process
      Repairing, Changing, and Uninstalling VMware Tools Components
        Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
        Uninstall VMware Tools
        Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Security Considerations for Configuring VMware Tools
      Using vmwtool to Configure VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
        Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
        Disable Time Synchronization Completely
        Connect or Disconnect a Virtual Device
        Shrink a Virtual Disk
        Using Custom VMware Tools Scripts
          Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts in Windows Guests
          Use Custom Scripts in Operating Systems Other Than Windows
          Default VMware Tools Scripts
          Disable a VMware Tools Script
        Retrieve Status Information About the Virtual Machine
          Subcommands for the stat Command
          Exit Codes for the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
        Using Open Virtual Machine Tools
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Automate VMware Tools Installation for Multiple Windows Virtual Machines
        Suppress Prompts About Unsigned Drivers on Windows Operating Systems Before Vista
        Add VMware as a Trusted Publisher to Suppress Driver Prompts
        Names of VMware Tools Components Used in Silent Installations
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Upgrade VMware Tools
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Updated Information
    Using Host Profiles
      Host Profiles Usage Model
      Reference Host Independence
      Access Host Profiles
      Create a Host Profile
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance
      Remediate a Host
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Configure Storage Host Profiles
        Disable Host Profile Component
      Duplicate a Host Profile
      Copy Settings from Host
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy
      Import a Host Profile
      Export a Host Profile
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Create a vSphere Standard Switch
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Size of the MTU on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a vSphere Standard Switch
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch
        Update the Maximum Number of Distributed Ports on Hosts
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Set the Number of Ports on a Host Proxy Switch
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
        Remove a Distributed Port Group
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor the State of Distributed Ports
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter
    LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
      Configure a Link Aggregation Group to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups
        Create a Link Aggregation Group
        Set a Link Aggregating Group as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups
        Assign Physical NICs to the Ports of the Link Aggregation Group
        Set the Link Aggregation Group as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group
      Edit a Link Aggregation Group
      Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group
      Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Backing Up and Restoring Networking Configurations
      Backing Up and Restoring a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
      Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
    Rollback and Recovery of the Management Network
      vSphere Networking Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
      Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Networking Policies
      Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch
      Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Load Balancing Algorithms Available for Virtual Switches
          Route Based on Originating Virtual Port
          Route Based on Source MAC Hash
          Route Based on IP Hash
          Route Based on Physical NIC Load
          Use Explicit Failover Order
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      VLAN Policy
        Configure VLAN Tagging on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
        Configure VLAN Tagging on an Uplink Port Group or Uplink Port
      Security Policy
        Configure the Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Configure Traffic Shaping for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Enable or Disable NetFlow Monitoring on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
        Qualifying Traffic for Filtering and Marking
          System Traffic Qualifier
          MAC Traffic Qualifier
          IP Traffic Qualifier
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
    Isolating Network Traffic by Using VLANs
      VLAN Configuration
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
    Managing Network Resources
      DirectPath I/O
        Enable Passthrough for a Network Device on a Host
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
        SR-IOV Support
        SR-IOV Component Architecture and Interaction
        vSphere and Virtual Function Interaction
        DirectPath I/O vs SR-IOV
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Use SR-IOV
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter
          Assign a Virtual Function as SR-IOV Passthrough Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Networking Options for the Traffic Related to an SR-IOV Enabled Virtual Machine
        Using an SR-IOV Physical Adapter to Handle Virtual Machine Traffic
        Enabling SR-IOV by Using Host Profiles or an ESXCLI Command
          Enable SR-IOV in a Host Profile
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter by Using an ESXCLI Command
        Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Fails to Power On Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
      Jumbo Frames
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Adapter
        Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
      TCP Segmentation Offload
        Enable or Disable Software TSO in the VMkernel
        Determine Whether TSO Is Supported on the Physical Network Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether TSO Is Enabled on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Windows Virtual Machine
      Large Receive Offload
        Enable Hardware LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable Software LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether LRO Is Enabled for VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMXNET 3 Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO for All VMkernel Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMkernel Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Windows Virtual Machine
        Enable LRO Globally on a Windows Virtual Machine
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
    vSphere Network I/O Control
      About vSphere Network I/O Control Version 3
      Upgrade Network I/O Control to Version 3 on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for System Traffic
        Example Bandwidth Reservation for System Traffic
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
      Bandwidth Allocation for Virtual Machine Traffic
        About Allocating Bandwidth for Virtual Machines
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for Virtual Machine Traffic
        Admission Control for Virtual Machine Bandwidth
        Create a Network Resource Pool
        Add a Distributed Port Group to a Network Resource Pool
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for a Virtual Machine
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation on Multiple Virtual Machines
        Change the Quota of a Network Resource Pool
        Remove a Distributed Port Group from a Network Resource Pool
        Delete a Network Resource Pool
      Move a Physical Adapter Out the Scope of Network I/O Control
      Working with Network I/O Control Version 2
        Create a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
        Edit the Settings of a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
    MAC Address Management
      MAC Address Assignment from vCenter Server
        VMware OUI Allocation
        Prefix-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Range-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Assigning a MAC Address
          Change to or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations
          Set or Change Allocation Type
      MAC Address Generation on ESXi Hosts
      Setting a Static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
        VMware OUI in Static MAC Addresses
        Assign a Static MAC Address by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Static MAC Address in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Configuring vSphere for IPv6
      vSphere IPv6 Connectivity
      Deploying vSphere on IPv6
        Enable IPv6 on a vSphere Installation
        Enable IPv6 on an Upgraded vSphere Environment
      Enable or Disable IPv6 Support on a Host
      Set Up IPv6 on an ESXi Host
      Setting Up IPv6 on vCenter Server
        Set Up IPv6 on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Set Up vCenter Server on Windows with IPv6
    Monitoring Network Connection and Traffic
      Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Capturing Packets
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Tracing Packets
        pktcap-uw Options for Output Control
        pktcap-uw Options for Filtering Packets
        Capturing Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
          Capture Packets That Arrive at a Physical Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMXNET3 Virtual Machine Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMkernel Adapter
          Capture Dropped Packets
          Capture Packets at DVFilter Level
          Using the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            List the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
        Trace Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
      Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility
        Port Mirroring Interoperability
        Create a Port Mirroring Session
          Select Port Mirroring Session Type
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
          Select Port Mirroring Sources
          Select Port Mirroring Destinations and Verify Settings
        View Port Mirroring Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Session Details, Sources, and Destinations
      vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        Enable or Disable vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Status
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View Switch Information
    Configuring Protocol Profiles for Virtual Machine Networking
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
      Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
      Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
    Multicast Filtering
      Multicast Filtering Modes
      Enable Multicast Snooping on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit the Query Time Interval for Multicast Snooping
      Edit the Number of Source IP Addresses for IGMP and MLD
    Stateless Network Deployment
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Updated Information
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Supported Storage Adapters
        Storage Adapter Characteristics
        View Storage Adapters Information
      Datastore Characteristics
        Display Datastore Information
        List Datastores for an Infrastructure Object
      How Virtual Machines Access Storage
      Comparing Types of Storage
    Overview of Using ESXi with a SAN
      ESXi and SAN Use Cases
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESXi
      ESXi Hosts and Multiple Storage Arrays
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Layered Applications
        Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
        File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Third-Party Management Applications
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Using Third-Party Backup Packages
    Using ESXi with Fibre Channel SAN
      Fibre Channel SAN Concepts
        Ports in Fibre Channel SAN
        Fibre Channel Storage Array Types
      Using Zoning with Fibre Channel SANs
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a Fibre Channel SAN
    Configuring Fibre Channel Storage
      ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Requirements
        ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Restrictions
        Setting LUN Allocations
        Setting Fibre Channel HBAs
      Installation and Setup Steps
      N-Port ID Virtualization
        How NPIV-Based LUN Access Works
        Requirements for Using NPIV
        NPIV Capabilities and Limitations
        Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
        Modify WWN Assignments
    Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapters
      Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
      Add Software FCoE Adapters
    Booting ESXi from Fibre Channel SAN
      Boot from SAN Benefits
      Boot from Fibre Channel SAN Requirements and Considerations
      Getting Ready for Boot from SAN
        Configure SAN Components and Storage System
        Configure Storage Adapter to Boot from SAN
        Set Up Your System to Boot from Installation Media
      Configure Emulex HBA to Boot from SAN
        Enable the BootBIOS Prompt
        Enable the BIOS
      Configure QLogic HBA to Boot from SAN
    Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Requirements and Considerations for Software FCoE Boot
      Best Practices for Software FCoE Boot
      Set Up Software FCoE Boot
        Configure Software FCoE Boot Parameters
        Install and Boot ESXi from Software FCoE LUN
      Troubleshooting Installation and Boot from Software FCoE
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Optimizing Fibre Channel SAN Storage Performance
        Storage Array Performance
        Server Performance with Fibre Channel
    Using ESXi with iSCSI SAN
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Establishing iSCSI Connections
        iSCSI Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on an iSCSI SAN
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters and Storage
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations for iSCSI
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Set Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
        Edit Network Settings for Hardware iSCSI
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        Configure Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
          Create Network Connections for iSCSI
            Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
            Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
            Change Network Policy for iSCSI
            Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters
            Review Port Binding Details
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Configure the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Create Network Connections for iSCSI
            Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
            Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
            Change Network Policy for iSCSI
            Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters
            Review Port Binding Details
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter
      Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Guidelines for Using iSCSI Port Binding in ESXi
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Network Policy for iSCSI
          Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters
          Review Port Binding Details
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Independent Hardware iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Remove Dynamic or Static iSCSI Targets
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter
        Set Up CHAP for Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
    Booting from iSCSI SAN
      General Boot from iSCSI SAN Recommendations
      Prepare the iSCSI SAN
      Configure Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapter for SAN Boot
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Configuring iBFT Boot from SAN
          Configure iSCSI Boot Parameters
          Change Boot Sequence in BIOS
          Install ESXi to iSCSI Target
          Boot ESXi from iSCSI Target
        Networking Best Practices
        Change iBFT iSCSI Boot Settings
        Troubleshooting iBFT iSCSI Boot
          Loss of System's Gateway Causes Loss of Network Connectivity
          Changing iSCSI Boot Parameters Causes ESXi to Boot in Stateless Mode
    Best Practices for iSCSI Storage
      Preventing iSCSI SAN Problems
      Optimizing iSCSI SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance with iSCSI
        Network Performance
      Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
    Managing Storage Devices
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Rename Storage Devices
      Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan
        Perform Adapter Rescan
        Change the Number of Scanned Storage Devices
      Identifying Device Connectivity Problems
        Detecting PDL Conditions
        Performing Planned Storage Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
        Recovering From PDL Conditions
        Handling Transient APD Conditions
          Disable Storage APD Handling
          Change Timeout Limits for Storage APD
        Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
        Device Connectivity Problems and High Availability
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Enable or Disable the Locator LED on Storage Devices
    Working with Flash Devices
      Using Flash Devices with vSphere
        Identifying Flash Virtual Disks
      Marking Storage Devices
        Mark Storage Devices as Flash
        Mark Storage Devices as Local
      Monitor Flash Devices
      Best Practices for Flash Devices
        Estimate Lifetime of Flash Devices
      About Virtual Flash Resource
        Considerations for Virtual Flash Resource
        Set Up Virtual Flash Resource
        Remove Virtual Flash Resource
        Virtual Flash Advanced Settings
      Configuring Host Swap Cache
        Configure Host Cache with VMFS Datastore
        Configure Host Swap Cache with Virtual Flash Resource
    About VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
      DRS Support for Flash Read Cache
      vSphere High Availability Support for Flash Read Cache
      Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
      Migrate Virtual Machines with Flash Read Cache
    Working with Datastores
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        Characteristics of VMFS5 Datastores
        VMFS Datastores and Storage Disk Formats
        VMFS Datastores as Repositories
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across Hosts
        VMFS Metadata Updates
        VMFS Locking Mechanisms
          Display VMFS Locking Information
          Change VMFS Locking to ATS-Only
            Prepare for an Upgrade to ATS-Only
            Upgrade Locking Mechanism to ATS-Only
          Change Locking Mechanism to ATS+SCSI
      Understanding Network File System Datastores
        NFS Storage Guidelines and Requirements
        NFS Protocols and ESXi
        Firewall Configurations for NFS Storage
          NFS Client Firewall Behavior
          Verify Firewall Ports for NFS Clients
        Using Layer 3 Routed Connections to Access NFS Storage
        Set Up NFS Storage Environment
        Using Kerberos Credentials for NFS 4.1
          Configure ESXi Hosts for Kerberos Authentication
            Configure DNS for NFS 4.1 with Kerberos
            Configure Network Time Protocol for NFS 4.1 with Kerberos
            Enable Kerberos Authentication in Active Directory
      Creating Datastores
        Create a VMFS Datastore
        Create an NFS Datastore
        Create a Virtual Datastore
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Keep Existing Datastore Signature
        Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
      Upgrading VMFS Datastores
        Upgrade a Datastore to VMFS5
      Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity
      Administrative Operations for Datastores
        Change Datastore Name
        Unmount Datastores
        Mount Datastores
        Remove VMFS Datastores
        Use Datastore Browser
          Upload Files to Datastores
          Copy Datastore Folders or Files
          Move Datastore Folders or Files
          Rename Datastore Folders or Files
          Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Turn off Storage Filters
          Storage Filtering
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
      Collecting Diagnostic Information for ESXi Hosts on a Storage Device
        Set Up a Device Partition as Core Dump Location
          Verify a Diagnostic Partition
        Set Up a File as Core Dump Location
          Deactivate and Delete a Core Dump File
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Configuring VMFS Pointer Block Cache
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Obtain Information for VMFS Pointer Block Cache
    Understanding Multipathing and Failover
      Failover with Fibre Channel
      Host-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Array-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Path Failover and Virtual Machines
        Set Timeout on Windows Guest OS
      Managing Multiple Paths
      VMware Multipathing Module
        VMware SATPs
        VMware PSPs
        VMware NMP Flow of I/O
      Path Scanning and Claiming
        Viewing the Paths Information
        View Datastore Paths
        View Storage Device Paths
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
        Change the Path Selection Policy
        Disable Storage Paths
      Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
        Multipathing Considerations
        List Multipathing Claim Rules for the Host
        Display Multipathing Modules
        Display SATPs for the Host
        Display NMP Storage Devices
        Add Multipathing Claim Rules
        Delete Multipathing Claim Rules
        Mask Paths
        Unmask Paths
        Define NMP SATP Rules
      Scheduling Queues for Virtual Machine I/Os
        Edit Per File I/O Scheduling
        Use esxcli Commands to Enable or Disable Per File I/O Scheduling
    Raw Device Mapping
      About Raw Device Mapping
        Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
        RDM Considerations and Limitations
      Raw Device Mapping Characteristics
        RDM Virtual and Physical Compatibility Modes
        Dynamic Name Resolution
        Raw Device Mapping with Virtual Machine Clusters
        Comparing Available SCSI Device Access Modes
      Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
      Manage Paths for a Mapped LUN
    Working with Virtual Volumes
      Virtual Volumes Concepts
        Virtual Volumes
        Virtual Volumes and Storage Providers
        Storage Containers
        Protocol Endpoints
        Virtual Datastores
        Virtual Volumes and VM Storage Policies
      Guidelines when Using Virtual Volumes
      Virtual Volumes and Storage Protocols
      Virtual Volumes Architecture
      Virtual Volumes and VMware Certificate Authority
      Before You Enable Virtual Volumes
        Synchronize vSphere Storage Environment with a Network Time Server
      Configure Virtual Volumes
        Register Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes
        Create a Virtual Datastore
        Review and Manage Protocol Endpoints
        Change the Path Selection Policy for a Protocol Endpoint
      Provision Virtual Machines on Virtual Datastores
        Define a VM Storage Policy for Virtual Volumes
        Assign the Virtual Volumes Storage Policy to Virtual Machines
        Change Default Storage Policy for a Virtual Datastore
    Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Upgrading Legacy Storage Profiles
      Understanding Virtual Machine Storage Policies
        Storage Policies and Rules
          Common Rules
          Rules Based on Storage-Specific Data Services
          Rules Based on Tags
        About Datastore-Specific and Common Rule Sets
      Working with Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Creating and Managing VM Storage Policies
        Assign Tags to Datastores
        Define a Storage Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Start VM Storage Policy Creation Process
          Define Common Rules for a VM Storage Policy
          Create Storage-Specific Rules for a VM Storage Policy
          Add or Edit Tag-Based Rules
          Finish VM Storage Policy Creation
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Policy
        Edit or Clone a VM Storage Policy
      Storage Policies and Virtual Machines
        Default Storage Policies
          Default Policies Provided by VMware
          User-Defined Default Policies for Virtual Machine Storage
            Change the Default Storage Policy for a Datastore
        Assign Storage Policies to Virtual Machines
        Change Storage Policy Assignment for Virtual Machine Files and Disks
        Monitor Storage Compliance for Virtual Machines
        Check Compliance for a VM Storage Policy
        Find Compatible Storage Resource for Noncompliant Virtual Machine
        Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy
    Filtering Virtual Machine I/O
      About I/O Filters
        Types of I/O Filters
        I/O Filtering Components
        Storage Providers for VAIO Filters
      Using Flash Storage Devices with Cache I/O Filters
      Deploy and Configure I/O Filters in the vSphere Environment
        Install I/O Filters in a Cluster
        View I/O Filter Storage Providers
        Review I/O Filter Capabilities
        Configure Virtual Flash Resource for Caching I/O Filters
        Enable I/O Filter Data Services on Virtual Disks
          Define a VM Policy Based on I/O Filter Capabilities
          Assign the I/O Filter Policy to Virtual Machines
      Managing I/O Filters
        Uninstall I/O Filters from a Cluster
        Upgrade I/O Filters in a Cluster
      I/O Filter Guidelines and Best Practices
        Migrating Virtual Machines with I/O Filters
    VMkernel and Storage
      Storage APIs
    Storage Hardware Acceleration
      Hardware Acceleration Benefits
      Hardware Acceleration Requirements
      Hardware Acceleration Support Status
      Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Managing Hardware Acceleration on Block Storage Devices
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins and Filter
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Details
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
      Hardware Acceleration on NAS Devices
        Install NAS Plug-In
        Uninstall NAS Plug-Ins
        Update NAS Plug-Ins
        Verify Hardware Acceleration Status for NAS
      Hardware Acceleration Considerations
    Storage Thick and Thin Provisioning
      Storage Over-Subscription
      Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      Array Thin Provisioning and VMFS Datastores
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
        Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
    Using Storage Providers
      Storage Providers and Storage Data Representation
      Storage Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Storage Status Reporting
      Register Storage Providers
      Securing Communication with Storage Providers
      View Storage Provider Information
      Unregister Storage Providers
      Update Storage Providers
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Volume
          Creating a VMFS Datastore
          Example for Creating a VMFS File System
          Extending an Existing VMFS Volume
          Example for Extending a VMFS Volume
          Growing an Existing Extent
          Upgrading a VMFS Datastore
        Virtual Disk Options
          Supported Disk Formats
          Creating a Virtual Disk
          Example for Creating a Virtual Disk
          Initializing a Virtual Disk
          Inflating a Thin Virtual Disk
          Removing Zeroed Blocks
          Converting a Zeroedthick Virtual Disk to an Eagerzeroedthick Disk
          Deleting a Virtual Disk
          Renaming a Virtual Disk
          Cloning or Converting a Virtual Disk or RDM
          Example for Cloning or Converting a Virtual Disk
          Migrate Virtual Machines Between Different VMware Products
          Extending a Virtual Disk
          Upgrading Virtual Disks
          Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
          Example for Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode RDM
          Creating a Physical Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
          Listing Attributes of an RDM
          Displaying Virtual Disk Geometry
          Checking and Repairing Virtual Disks
          Checking Disk Chain for Consistency
        Storage Device Options
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
          Breaking Device Locks
  vSphere Security
    Updated Information
    Security in the vSphere Environment
      Securing the ESXi Hypervisor
      Securing vCenter Server Systems and Associated Services
      Securing Virtual Machines
      Securing the Virtual Networking Layer
      Passwords in Your vSphere Environment
      Security Best Practices and Resources
    vSphere Authentication with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Understanding vCenter Single Sign-On
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Protects Your Environment
        vCenter Single Sign-On Components
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Installation
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Upgrades
        Using vCenter Single Sign-On with vSphere
        Groups in the vsphere.local Domain
        vCenter Server Password Requirements and Lockout Behavior
      Configuring vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Sources
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
        Set the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
          Active Directory Identity Source Settings
          Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Use vCenter Single Sign-On with Windows Session Authentication
      vCenter Server Two-Factor Authentication
        Configuring Smart Card Authentication for vCenter Single Sign-On
          Use the Command Line to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Use the Platform Services Controller Web Interface to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Set Revocation Policies for Smart Card Authentication
        Set Up RSA SecureID Authentication
        Manage the Login Banner
      Using vCenter Single Sign-On as the Identity Provider for Another Service Provider
        Add a SAML Service Provider
      Managing the Security Token Service (STS)
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on the Appliance
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on a vCenter Windows Installation
        Refresh the STS Root Certificate
        Determine the Expiration Date of an LDAPS SSL Certificate
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Policies
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Lockout Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Token Policy
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups
        Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Disable and Enable vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Delete a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Remove Members from a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Delete vCenter Single Sign-On Solution Users
        Change Your vCenter Single Sign-On Password
      vCenter Single Sign-On Security Best Practices
      Troubleshooting vCenter Single Sign-On
        Determining the Cause of a Lookup Service Error
        Unable to Log In Using Active Directory Domain Authentication
        vCenter Server Login Fails Because the User Account is Locked
        VMware Directory Service Replication Can Take a Long Time
    vSphere Security Certificates
      Certificate Management Overview
        Certificate Replacement Overview
        Where vSphere 6.0 Uses Certificates
          Certificate Requirements
        VMCA and VMware Core Identity Services
        VMware Endpoint Certificate Store Overview
        Managing Certificate Revocation
        Certificate Replacement in Large Deployments
      Managing Certificates with the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Explore Certificate Stores from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Replace Certificates with New VMCA-Signed Certificates from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Set up Your System to Use Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Add a Trusted Root Certificate to the Certificate Store
          Add Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
      Managing Certificates with the vSphere Certificate Manager Utility
        Revert Last Performed Operation by Republishing Old Certificates
        Reset All Certificates
        Regenerate a New VMCA Root Certificate and Replace All Certificates
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority (Certificate Manager)
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Intermediate CA)
          Replace VMCA Root Certificate with Custom Signing Certificate and Replace All Certificates
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with VMCA Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates with VMCA Certificates (Intermediate CA)
        Replace All Certificates with Custom Certificate (Certificate Manager)
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with Custom Certificate
          Replace Solution User Certificates with Custom Certificates
      Manual Certificate Replacement
        Understanding Starting and Stopping of Services
        Replace Existing VMCA-Signed Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Generate a New VMCA-Signed Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates with VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use VMCA as an Intermediate Certificate Authority
          Replace the Root Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use Third-Party Certificates With vSphere
          Request Certificates and Import a Custom Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
      Managing Certificates and Services with CLI Commands
        Required Privileges for Certificate Management Operations
        Changing certool Configuration
        certool Initialization Commands Reference
        certool Management Commands Reference
        vecs-cli Command Reference
        dir-cli Command Reference
      View vCenter Certificates with the vSphere Web Client
      Set the Threshold for vCenter Certificate Expiration Warnings
    vSphere Permissions and User Management Tasks
      Understanding Authorization in vSphere
      Understanding the vCenter Server Permission Model
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
      Multiple Permission Settings
        Example 1: Inheritance of Multiple Permissions
        Example 2: Child Permissions Overriding Parent Permissions
        Example 3: User Role Overriding Group Role
      Managing Permissions for vCenter Components
        Add a Permission to an Inventory Object
        Change Permissions
        Remove Permissions
        Change Permission Validation Settings
      Global Permissions
        Add a Global Permission
        Permissions on Tag Objects
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        vCenter Server System Roles
        Create a Custom Role
        Clone a Role
        Edit a Role
      Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
    Securing ESXi Hosts
      Use Scripts to Manage Host Configuration Settings
      Configure ESXi Hosts with Host Profiles
      General ESXi Security Recommendations
        ESXi Passwords and Account Lockout
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Disable the Managed Object Browser (MOB)
        Disable Authorized (SSH) Keys
      Certificate Management for ESXi Hosts
        Host Upgrades and Certificates
        ESXi Certificate Default Settings
        View Certificate Expiration Information for Multiple ESXi Hosts
        View Certificate Details for a Single ESXi Host
        Renew or Refresh ESXi Certificates
        Change Certificate Default Settings
        Understanding Certificate Mode Switches
        Change the Certificate Mode
        Replacing ESXi SSL Certificates and Keys
          Requirements for ESXi Certificate Signing Requests
          Replace the Default Certificate and Key from the ESXi Shell
          Replace a Default Certificate and Key With the vifs Command
          Replace a Default Certificate Using HTTPS PUT
          Update the vCenter Server TRUSTED_ROOTS Store (Custom Certificates)
        Use Custom Certificates with Auto Deploy
        Restore ESXi Certificate and Key Files
      Customizing Hosts with the Security Profile
        ESXi Firewall Configuration
          Manage ESXi Firewall Settings
          Add Allowed IP Addresses for an ESXi Host
          Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
          NFS Client Firewall Behavior
          ESXi ESXCLI Firewall Commands
        Customizing ESXi Services from the Security Profile
        Enable or Disable a Service in the Security Profile
        Lockdown Mode
          Lockdown Mode Behavior
          Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable or Disable Normal Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
          Specifying Accounts with Access Privileges in Lockdown Mode
            Add Users to the DCUI.Access Advanced Option
            Specify Lockdown Mode Exception Users
        Check the Acceptance Levels of Hosts and VIBs
      Assigning Permissions for ESXi
        root User Privileges
        vpxuser Privileges
        dcui User Privileges
      Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
      Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Configure a Host to Use the vSphere Authentication Proxy for Authentication
        Setting up vSphere Authentication Proxy
          Export vSphere Authentication Proxy Certificate
          Import a Proxy Server Certificate to ESXi
        Use vSphere Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain
        Replace the Authentication Proxy Certificate for the ESXi Host
      Configuring Smart Card Authentication for ESXi
        Enable Smart Card Authentication
        Disable Smart Card Authentication
        Authenticating User Credentials in Case of Connectivity Problems
        Using Smart Card Authentication in Lockdown Mode
        ESXi Security Best Practices
          PCI and PCIe Devices and ESXi
      ESXi SSH Keys
        SSH Security
        Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
        Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Use the vSphere Web Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions in the vSphere Web Client
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the Direct Console User Interface
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
      Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
      vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
      Managing ESXi Log Files
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
    Securing vCenter Server Systems
      vCenter Server Security Best Practices
        Best Practices for vCenter Server Access Control
          Set the vCenter Server Password Policy
        Protecting the vCenter Server Windows Host
        Removing Expired or Revoked Certificates and Logs from Failed Installations
        Limiting vCenter Server Network Connectivity
          Consider Restricting the Use of Linux Clients
          Examine Installed Plug-Ins
        vCenter Server Appliance Security Best Practices
      Verify Thumbprints for Legacy ESXi Hosts
      Verify that SSL Certificate Validation Over Network File Copy Is Enabled
      vCenter Server TCP and UDP Ports
      Control CIM-Based Hardware Monitoring Tool Access
    Securing Virtual Machines
      Limit Informational Messages from Virtual Machines to VMX Files
      Prevent Virtual Disk Shrinking
      Virtual Machine Security Best Practices
        General Virtual Machine Protection
        Use Templates to Deploy Virtual Machines
        Minimize Use of Virtual Machine Console
        Prevent Virtual Machines from Taking Over Resources
        Disable Unnecessary Functions Inside Virtual Machines
          Remove Unnecessary Hardware Devices
          Disable Unused Display Features
          Disable Unexposed Features
          Disable HGFS File Transfers
          Disable Copy and Paste Operations Between Guest Operating System and Remote Console
          Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
          Restrict Users from Running Commands Within a Virtual Machine
          Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices
          Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit
          Prevent Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
          Avoid Using Independent Nonpersistent Disks
    Securing vSphere Networking
      Introduction to vSphere Network Security
      Securing the Network with Firewalls
        Firewalls for Configurations with vCenter Server
        Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
        Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
        Connecting ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
      Secure the Physical Switch
      Securing Standard Switch Ports With Security Policies
      Securing vSphere Standard Switches
        MAC Address Changes
        Forged Transmits
        Promiscuous Mode Operation
      Secure vSphere Distributed Switches and Distributed Port Groups
      Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
        Security Considerations for VLANs
        Secure VLANs
      Creating a Network DMZ on a Single ESXi Host
      Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Internet Protocol Security
        List Available Security Associations
        Add an IPsec Security Association
        Remove an IPsec Security Association
        List Available IPsec Security Policies
        Create an IPSec Security Policy
        Remove an IPsec Security Policy
      Ensure Proper SNMP Configuration
      Use Virtual Switches with the vSphere Network Appliance API Only If Required
      vSphere Networking Security Best Practices
        General Networking Security Recommendations
        Labeling Networking Components
        Document and Check the vSphere VLAN Environment
        Adopting Sound Network Isolation Practices
    Best Practices Involving Multiple vSphere Components
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
          Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
          Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Storage Security Best Practices
        Securing iSCSI Storage
          Securing iSCSI Devices
          Protecting an iSCSI SAN
        Masking and Zoning SAN Resources
        Using Kerberos Credentials for NFS 4.1
      Verify That Sending Host Performance Data to Guests is Disabled
      Setting Timeouts for the ESXi Shell and vSphere Web Client
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms Privileges
      Auto Deploy and Image Profile Privileges
      Certificates Privileges
      Content Library Privileges
      Datacenter Privileges
      Datastore Privileges
      Datastore Cluster Privileges
      Distributed Switch Privileges
      ESX Agent Manager Privileges
      Extension Privileges
      Folder Privileges
      Global Privileges
      Host CIM Privileges
      Host Configuration Privileges
      Host Inventory
      Host Local Operations Privileges
      Host vSphere Replication Privileges
      Host Profile Privileges
      Inventory Service Provider Privileges
      Inventory Service Tagging Privileges
      Network Privileges
      Performance Privileges
      Permissions Privileges
      Profile-driven Storage Privileges
      Resource Privileges
      Scheduled Task Privileges
      Sessions Privileges
      Storage Views Privileges
      Tasks Privileges
      Transfer Service Privileges
      VRM Policy Privileges
      Virtual Machine Configuration Privileges
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations Privileges
      Virtual Machine Interaction Privileges
      Virtual Machine Inventory Privileges
      Virtual Machine Provisioning Privileges
      Virtual Machine Service Configuration Privileges
      Virtual Machine Snapshot Management Privileges
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication Privileges
      dvPort Group Privileges
      vApp Privileges
      vServices Privileges
  vSphere Resource Management
    Updated Information
    Getting Started with Resource Management
      Resource Types
      Resource Providers
      Resource Consumers
      Goals of Resource Management
    Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
      Resource Allocation Shares
      Resource Allocation Reservation
      Resource Allocation Limit
      Resource Allocation Settings Suggestions
      Edit Resource Settings
      Changing Resource Allocation Settings—Example
      Admission Control
    CPU Virtualization Basics
      Software-Based CPU Virtualization
      Hardware-Assisted CPU Virtualization
      Virtualization and Processor-Specific Behavior
      Performance Implications of CPU Virtualization
    Administering CPU Resources
      View Processor Information
      Specifying CPU Configuration
      Multicore Processors
      Hyperthreading
        Hyperthreading and ESXi Hosts
        Enable Hyperthreading
      Using CPU Affinity
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor
        Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management
    Memory Virtualization Basics
      Virtual Machine Memory
      Memory Overcommitment
      Memory Sharing
      Types of Memory Virtualization
        Software-Based Memory Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
    Administering Memory Resources
      Understanding Memory Overhead
        Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
      How ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        Memory Tax for Idle Virtual Machines
        VMX Swap Files
      Memory Reclamation
        Memory Balloon Driver
      Using Swap Files
        Swap File Location
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a DRS Cluster
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host
        Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host
        Configure a Virtual Machine Swapfile Location for a Cluster
        Delete Swap Files
      Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
      Memory Compression
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache
      Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
      Memory Reliability
        Correcting an Error Isolation Notification
      About System Swap
        Configure System Swap
    View Graphics Information
    Managing Storage I/O Resources
      Storage I/O Control Requirements
      Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
        View Storage I/O Control Shares and Limits
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
      Enable Storage I/O Control
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
      Storage DRS Integration with Storage Profiles
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool
      Edit a Resource Pool
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool
      Remove a Resource Pool
      Resource Pool Admission Control
        Expandable Reservations Example 1
        Expandable Reservations Example 2
    Creating a DRS Cluster
      Admission Control and Initial Placement
        Single Virtual Machine Power On
        Group Power On
      Virtual Machine Migration
        DRS Migration Threshold
        Migration Recommendations
      DRS Cluster Requirements
        Shared Storage Requirements
        Shared VMFS Volume Requirements
        Processor Compatibility Requirements
        vMotion Requirements for DRS Clusters
      Configuring DRS with Virtual Flash
      Create a Cluster
      Edit a Cluster
      Create a DRS Cluster
      Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Disable DRS
      Restore a Resource Pool Tree
    Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources
      Adding Hosts to a Cluster
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
        Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster
      Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster
        Move a Virtual Machine to a Cluster
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
        Move a Virtual Machine Out of a Cluster
      Removing a Host from a Cluster
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Using Standby Mode
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for vSphere DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM
        Enabling vSphere DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          vSphere DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring vSphere DPM
      Using DRS Affinity Rules
        Create a Host DRS Group
        Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
    Creating a Datastore Cluster
      Initial Placement and Ongoing Balancing
      Storage Migration Recommendations
      Create a Datastore Cluster
      Enable and Disable Storage DRS
      Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters
      Setting the Aggressiveness Level for Storage DRS
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules
      Datastore Cluster Requirements
      Adding and Removing Datastores from a Datastore Cluster
    Using Datastore Clusters to Manage Storage Resources
      Using Storage DRS Maintenance Mode
        Place a Datastore in Maintenance Mode
        Ignore Storage DRS Rules
      Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
        Refresh Storage DRS Recommendations
      Change Storage DRS Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Off-Hours Scheduling for Storage DRS
      Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Override VMDK Affinity Rules
      Clear Storage DRS Statistics
      Storage vMotion Compatibility with Datastore Clusters
    Using NUMA Systems with ESXi
      What is NUMA?
        Challenges for Operating Systems
      How ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
        Home Nodes and Initial Placement
        Dynamic Load Balancing and Page Migration
        Transparent Page Sharing Optimized for NUMA
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Using Virtual NUMA
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Virtual NUMA Controls
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes
    Advanced Attributes
      Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Advanced Memory Attributes
        Advanced NUMA Attributes
      Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual NUMA Attributes
      Latency Sensitivity
        Adjust Latency Sensitivity
      About Reliable Memory
        View Reliable Memory
    Fault Definitions
      Virtual Machine is Pinned
      Virtual Machine not Compatible with any Host
      VM/VM DRS Rule Violated when Moving to another Host
      Host Incompatible with Virtual Machine
      Host has Virtual Machine that Violates VM/VM DRS Rules
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Virtual Machine
      Host in Incorrect State
      Host has Insufficient Number of Physical CPUs for Virtual Machine
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Each Virtual Machine CPU
      The Virtual Machine is in vMotion
      No Active Host in Cluster
      Insufficient Resources
      Insufficient Resources to Satisfy Configured Failover Level for HA
      No Compatible Hard Affinity Host
      No Compatible Soft Affinity Host
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Disallowed
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Impact
    DRS Troubleshooting Information
      Cluster Problems
        Load Imbalance on Cluster
        Cluster is Yellow
        Cluster is Red Because of Inconsistent Resource Pool
        Cluster is Red Because Failover Capacity is Violated
        No Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is Low
        Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is High
        DRS Seldom or Never Performs vMotion Migrations
      Host Problems
        DRS Recommends Host be Powered On to Increase Capacity When Total Cluster Load Is Low
        Total Cluster Load Is High
        Total Cluster Load Is Low
        DRS Does Not Evacuate a Host Requested to Enter Maintenance or Standby Mode
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines onto a Host
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines from a Host
      Virtual Machine Problems
        Insufficient CPU or Memory Resources
        VM/VM DRS Rule or VM/Host DRS Rule Violated
        Virtual Machine Power On Operation Fails
        DRS Does Not Move the Virtual Machine
  vSphere Availability
    Updated Information
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      vSphere HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
    Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters
      How vSphere HA Works
        Master and Slave Hosts
        Host Failure Types and Detection
        Determining Responses to Host Issues
        VM and Application Monitoring
        VM Component Protection
        Network Partitions
        Datastore Heartbeating
        vSphere HA Security
      vSphere HA Admission Control
        Host Failures Cluster Tolerates Admission Control Policy
        Percentage of Cluster Resources Reserved Admission Control Policy
        Specify Failover Hosts Admission Control Policy
        Choosing an Admission Control Policy
      vSphere HA Interoperability
        Using vSphere HA with Virtual SAN
        Using vSphere HA and DRS Together
          vSphere HA and DRS Affinity Rules
        Other vSphere HA Interoperability Issues
      Creating and Configuring a vSphere HA Cluster
        vSphere HA Checklist
        Create a vSphere HA Cluster
        Configuring vSphere HA Cluster Settings
          Configure Virtual Machine Response
          Configure Admission Control
          Configure Datastore for Heartbeating
          Set Advanced Options
            vSphere HA Advanced Options
            Customize an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for vSphere HA Clusters
        Best Practices for Networking
        Best Practices for Interoperability
        Best Practices for Admission Control
        Best Practices for Cluster Monitoring
    Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      How Fault Tolerance Works
      Fault Tolerance Use Cases
      Fault Tolerance Requirements, Limits, and Licensing
      Fault Tolerance Interoperability
        vSphere Features not Supported with Fault Tolerance
        Features and Devices Incompatible with Fault Tolerance
        Using Fault Tolerance with DRS
      Preparing Your Cluster and Hosts for Fault Tolerance
        Fault Tolerance Checklist
        Configure Networking for Host Machines
        Create Cluster and Check Compliance
      Using Fault Tolerance
        Validation Checks for Turning On Fault Tolerance
        Turn On Fault Tolerance
        Turn Off Fault Tolerance
        Suspend Fault Tolerance
        Migrate Secondary
        Test Failover
        Test Restart Secondary
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance
      Legacy Fault Tolerance
        Enable Legacy Fault Tolerance
  vSphere Monitoring and Performance
    Updated Information
    Monitoring Inventory Objects with Performance Charts
      Performance Chart Types
      Data Counters
      Metric Groups in vSphere
      Data Collection Intervals
      Data Collection Levels
      View Performance Charts
      Performance Charts Options Available Under the View Menu
      Overview Performance Charts
        Clusters
          CPU (Cluster)
          CPU (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Disk (Hosts)
          Memory (Consumed, Total)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Network (Hosts)
        Datacenters
          CPU (Clusters)
          Memory (Clusters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
        Datastores
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Disk Space (Virtual Machines)
          Storage I/O Control Normalized Latency
          Storage I/O Control Aggregate IOPs
          Storage I/O Control Activity
          Average Device Latency per Host
          Maximum Queue Depth per Host
          Read IOPs per Host
          Write IOPs per Host
          Average Read Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Average Write Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Read IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Write IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Virtual Machine Observed Latency per Datastore
        Hosts
          CPU (%)
          CPU (MHz)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Disk (Sum)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk Requests (Number)
          Disk (Number)
          Disk (Latency)
          Disk (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Network (Virtual Machines)
        Resource Pools
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Data Counters)
        vApps
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
        Virtual Machines
          CPU (%)
          CPU Usage (MHz)
          Disk (Average)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk (Number)
          Virtual Disk Requests (Number)
          Virtual Disk Rate (KBps)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Fault Tolerance Performance Counters
            CPU (MHz)
            CPU System Time for vCPU (%)
            CPU Used Time for vCPU (%)
            Memory Active (MB)
            Memory Swapout (MB)
      Working with Advanced and Custom Charts
        View Advanced Performance Charts
        Change Advanced Chart Settings
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Save Chart Data to a File
      Troubleshoot and Enhance Performance
        Solutions for Consistently High CPU Usage
        Solutions for Memory Performance Problems
        Solutions for Storage Performance Problems
        Solutions for Disk Performance Problems
        Solutions for Poor Network Performance
        Empty Performance Charts
    Using vRealize Operations Manager in the vSphere Web Client
      Deploy vRealize Operations Manager from the Home Tab of the vSphere Web Client
      Attempts to Download the OVF Template of vRealize Operations Manager Fail
      Using Badges to Monitor Objects in the Virtual Environment
        The Health Badge
          Health Trend Graph
        The Workload Badge
        The Anomalies Badge
          The Anomalies Graph
        The Faults Badge
        The Risk Badge
        The Efficiency Badge
    Monitoring Guest Operating System Performance
      Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
      View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
    Monitoring Host Health Status
      Monitor Hardware Health Status
      Reset Health Status Sensors
    Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
      View Events
      View System Logs
      Export Events Data
      View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions
      Live Refresh of Recent Tasks and Alarms
      Set an Alarm
        View and Edit Alarm Settings
        Specify Alarm Name, Description, and Type
        Specify How an Event-Based Alarm is Triggered
        Specify How a Condition-Based or State-Based Alarm is Triggered
        Specify Alarm Actions
          Send Email as an Alarm Action
            vCenter Server Email Agent Notifications
          Send SNMP Traps as an Alarm
            SNMP Trap Notifications
          Run a Script or a Command as an Alarm Action
            Alarm Environment Variables for Scripts
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
      Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
      Reset Triggered Event Alarms
      Preconfigured vSphere Alarms
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Monitoring the Health of Services and Nodes
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
    Performance Monitoring Utilities: resxtop and esxtop
      Using the esxtop Utility
      Using the resxtop Utility
      Using esxtop or resxtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
          Common Statistics Description
          Statistics Columns and Order Pages
          Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands
        CPU Panel
        CPU Power Panel
        Memory Panel
        Storage Adapter Panel
        Storage Device Panel
        Virtual Machine Storage Panel
        Network Panel
        Interrupt Panel
      Using Batch Mode
        Prepare for Batch Mode
        Use esxtop or resxtop in Batch Mode
        Batch Mode Command-Line Options
      Using Replay Mode
        Prepare for Replay Mode
        Use esxtop in Replay Mode
        Replay Mode Command-Line Options
    Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
      Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
      Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
      Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Monitoring Networked Devices with SNMP and vSphere
      Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
      Configure SNMP for ESXi
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send SNMP v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the Source of Hardware Events Received by the SNMP Agent
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
      SNMP Diagnostics
      Monitor Guest Operating Systems with SNMP
      VMware MIB Files
      SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
    System Log Files
      View System Log Entries
      View System Logs on an ESXi Host
      External System Logs
        ESXi System Logs
        vSphere Client System Logs
      Export System Log Files
      Managing ESXi Log Files
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
        Change the Number of Virtual Machine Log Files
        Control When to Switch to New Virtual Machine Log Files
      Collecting Log Files
        Set Verbose Logging
        Collect vSphere Log Files
        Collect ESXi Log Files
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
        Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
        ESXi VMkernel Files
      Viewing Log Files with the Log Browser
        Retrieve Logs
        Search Log Files
        Filter Log Files
        Create Advanced Log Filters
        Adjust Log Times
        Export Logs from the Log Browser
        Compare Log Files
        Manage Logs Using the Log Browser
        Browse Log Files from Different Objects
  vSphere Single Host Management - VMware Host Client
    VMware Host Client Overview
      VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Using the VMware Host Client
        Start the VMware Host Client and Log In
        Log Out of the VMware Host Client
        Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
          Categories of Information That VMware Receives
          Leave and Rejoin the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the VMware Host Client
    Host Management with the VMware Host Client
      Managing System Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Manage Advanced Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Time Configuration of an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Managing Hardware for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
          Host Power Management Policies
          Change Power Management Policies in the VMware Host Client
        Licensing for ESXi Hosts
          View Licensing Information About the VMware Host Client Environment
          Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
          Remove a License from an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Update Your VMware Host Client Environment to the Latest Version
        Manage Services in the VMware Host Client
        Managing Security and Users for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
          Managing Host Authentication by Using the VMware Host Client
            Join an ESXi Host to a Directory Service Domain by Using the VMware Host Client
            Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
            Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
          Managing Host Certificates by Using the VMware Host Client
            View Certificate Details for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
            Import a New Certificate for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
          Managing Users with the VMware Host Client
            Add an ESXi User in the VMware Host Client
            Update an ESXi User in the VMware Host Client
            Remove a Local ESXi User from a Host in the VMware Host Client
          Managing ESXi Roles in the VMware Host Client
            Add a Role in the VMware Host Client
            Update a Role in the VMware Host Client
            Remove a Role in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
        Switch to the Full vSphere Web Client
        Disconnect an ESXi Host from vCenter Server by Using the VMware Host Client
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Enable the Secure Shell (SSH) in the VMware Host Client
        Enable the ESXi Console Shell in the VMware Host Client
      Place a Host in Maintenance Mode in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Permissions in the VMware Host Client
        Permission Validation
        Assign Permissions to a User for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Permissions for a User in the VMware Host Client
        Assign a User Permissions for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Permissions for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Generate a Support Bundle in the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        View Charts in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Hardware Health Status in the VMware Host Client
        View Events in the VMware Host Client
        View Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        View System Logs in the VMware Host Client
        View Notifications in the VMware Host Client
      Lockdown Mode
        Put an ESXi Host in Normal Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Put an ESXi Host in Strict Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Exit Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Specify Lockdown Mode Exception Users in the VMware Host Client
      Administering CPU Resources by Using the VMware Host Client
        View Processor Information by Using the VMware Host Client
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor in the VMware Host Client
    Virtual Machine Management with the VMware Host Client
      Creating a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Method for Adding a New Virtual Machine on the Host with the VMware Host Client
        Select a Name and a Guest Operating System for the Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Storage for Your Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Customize the Virtual Machine Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the VMware Host Client
      Deploying a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
        OVF and OVA Limitations for the VMware Host Client
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
        Select OVF and VMDK, or OVA Files to Deploy in the VMware Host Client
        Select Storage in the VMware Host Client
        Complete the Deployment of a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
      Registering an Existing Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Register an Existing Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Virtual Machine to Register in the VMware Host Client
        Complete Virtual Machine Registration in the VMware Host Client
      Using Consoles in the VMware Host Client
        Open a Virtual Machine Console in the VMware Host Client
        About VMware Remote Console
          Install the VMware Remote Console Application in the VMware Host Client
          Launch Remote Console for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Managing a Guest Operating System in the VMware Host Client
        Shut Down and Restart a Guest Operating System by Using the VMware Host Client
        Change the Guest Operating System in the VMware Host Client
        Introduction to VMware Tools
          Installing VMware Tools
          Install VMware Tools from the VMware Host Client
          Upgrading VMware Tools
          Upgrade VMware Tools in the VMware Host Client
      Configuring a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Check the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Change the Name of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        View the Location of the Virtual Machine Configuration File in the VMware Host Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Power States in the VMware Host Client
        Edit the Configuration File Parameters in the VMware Host Client
        Configure Autostart for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility by Using the VMware Host Client
        Virtual CPU Configuration
          Virtual CPU Limitations
          Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
          Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the VMware Host Client
          Allocate CPU Resources in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Memory Configuration
          Change the Memory Configuration of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Allocate Memory Resources to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Network Virtual Machine Configuration
          Network Adapter Types
          Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
          Change the Configuration of the Virtual Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Disk Configuration
          About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
          Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Machine Controller Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add SCSI Controllers in the VMware Host Client
          Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Change the SCSI Controller Type in the VMware Host Client
          About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
          Add a Paravirtual SCSI Controller in the VMware Host Client
          Add a SATA Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Parallel and Serial Port Configuration in the VMware Host Client
            Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
            Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client
        Access a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Use Virtual Machine Column Configuration in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from a Host in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Register a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
          Snapshot Files
          Snapshot Limitations
          Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
            Take a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Restoring Snapshots
            Revert to a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Deleting Snapshots
            Delete a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Managing Snapshots with the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Performance Charts in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Events in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Log Browser in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Notifications in the VMware Host Client
    Managing Storage in the VMware Host Client
      Working with Datastores in the VMware Host Client
        View Datastore Information in the VMware Host Client
        Creating a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Start the VMFS Datastore Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Method for Adding a New Datastore to the Host in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Device on Which to Add a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Select Partitioning Options in the VMware Host Client
          Complete Datastore Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
        Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
          Increase an Existing VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Select the Datastore You Want to Increase in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Device on Which to Create a New VMFS Partition in the VMware Host Client
          Select Partitioning Options in the VMware Host Client
          Complete Datastore Increase Process in the VMware Host Client
        Mounting Network File System a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Understanding Network File System Datastores
          NFS Storage Guidelines and Requirements
          Mount an NFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Provide NFS Details
          Complete the NFS Datastore Mounting Process in the VMware Host Client
        Unmount a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
        Using Datastore File Browser in the VMware Host Client
          Upload Files to a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Download Files from a Datastore to Your System in the VMware Host Client
          Delete Files from a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Move Datastore Folders or Files in the VMware Host Client
          Copy Datastore Folders or Files in the VMware Host Client
          Create a New Datastore Directory in the VMware Host Client
        Rename a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Delete a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Storage Hardware Acceleration
          Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        Storage Thin Provisioning in the VMware Host Client
          Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks in the VMware Host Client
          View Virtual Machine Storage Resources in the VMware Host Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in VMware Host Client
      Managing Storage Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View Storage Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Configuring Software iSCSI Adapters in the VMware Host Client
          Setting Up iSCSI Network
          Enable iSCSI for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
          Guidelines for Using iSCSI Port Binding in ESXi
          Add Port Binding in the VMware Host Client
          Remove Port Binding in the VMware Host Client
          Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
            Set Up a Static Target in the VMware Host Client
            Set up a Dynamic Target in the VMware Host Client
          Edit Advanced Settings for iSCSI in the VMware Host Client
          Set Up CHAP Authentication for an iSCSI Adapter in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        View Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        Clear a Device Partition Table in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Individual Device Partitions in the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring Storage in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Datastores in the VMware Host Client
      Performing Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations in the VMware Host Client
        Perform Adapter Rescan in the VMware Host Client
        Perform Device Rescan in the VMware Host Client
        Change the Number of Scanned Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
    Networking in the VMware Host Client
      Performing Port Group Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        View Port Group Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Port Group Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a Virtual Machine Port Group in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Virtual Switches in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Switch Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Standard Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a Standard Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Physical Uplink to a Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Virtual Switch Settings in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Physical Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View Physical Network Adapter Information in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Physical NICs in the VMware Host Client
      Managing VMkernel Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View VMkernel Network Adapter Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a VMkernel Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
        Edit VMkernel Network Adapter Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a VMkernel Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host in the VMware Host Client
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host in the VMware Host Client
      Configuring ESXi Firewall in the VMware Host Client
        Manage ESXi Firewall Settings by Using the VMware Host Client
        Add Allowed IP Addresses for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring Networking Events and Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Port Groups in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Virtual Switches in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Physical Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor VMkernel Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor TCP/IP Stacks in the VMware Host Client
  vSphere Administration with the vSphere Client
    Updated Information
    Using the vSphere Client
      Start the vSphere Client and Log In
      Stop the vSphere Client and Log Out
      Status Bar, Recent Tasks, and Triggered Alarms in the vSphere Client
      Getting Started Tabs in the vSphere Client
        Disable Getting Started Tabs in the vSphere Client
        Restore Getting Started Tabs in the vSphere Client
      View Virtual Machine Console in the vSphere Client
      Using Lists in the vSphere Client
        Filter a List View in the vSphere Client
        Export a List in the vSphere Client
      Save vSphere Client Data
      Panel Sections in the vSphere Client
      Searching the Inventory in the vSphere Client
        Perform a Simple Search in the vSphere Client
        Perform an Advanced Search in the vSphere Client
      Custom Attributes in the vSphere Client
        Add Custom Attributes in the vSphere Client
        Edit a Custom Attribute in the vSphere Client
      Select Objects in the vSphere Client
      Manage vCenter Server Plug-Ins in the vSphere Client
        Install vCenter Server Plug-Ins in the vSphere Client
        Disable and Enable vCenter Server Plug-Ins in the vSphere Client
        Remove Plug-Ins in the vSphere Client
        Troubleshooting vCenter Server Plug-Ins in the vSphere Client
      Working with Active Sessions in the vSphere Client
        View Active Sessions in the vSphere Client
        Terminate Active Sessions in the vSphere Client
        Send a Message to All Active Users in the vSphere Client
    Configuring ESXi Hosts and vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Configuring ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
        Host Limitations in the vSphere Client
        Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in the vSphere Client
        Set the Scratch Partition in the vSphere Client
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
        Set Host Image Profile Acceptance Level in the vSphere Client
      Configuring vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
        vCenter Server Limitations in the vSphere Client
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
        Configure Statistics Intervals in the vSphere Client
        Configure Runtime Settings in the vSphere Client
        Configure Active Directory Settings in the vSphere Client
        Configure Mail Sender Settings in the vSphere Client
        Configure SNMP Settings in the vSphere Client
        Configure Timeout Settings in the vSphere Client
        Configure Logging Options in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Maximum Number of Database Connections in the vSphere Client
        Configure Database Retention Policy in the vSphere Client
        Configure Advanced Settings in the vSphere Client
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host in the vSphere Client
    Organizing Your Inventory in the vSphere Client
      Create Datacenters in the vSphere Client
      Add Hosts in the vSphere Client
      Create Clusters in the vSphere Client
      Create Resource Pools in the vSphere Client
      Create Datastores in the vSphere Client
      Create Host-Wide Networks in the vSphere Client
      Create Datacenter-Wide Networks in the vSphere Client
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Client
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Add a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings in the vSphere Client
    Managing License Keys in the vSphere Client
      Licensing Limitations in the vSphere Client
      Managing License Keys on ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
        Access the ESXi License Key and Licensed Features in the vSphere Client
        Assign an ESXi Host License Key in the vSphere Client
        Set an ESXi Host to Evaluation Mode in the vSphere Client
        Edit the License Key of an ESXi Host in the vSphere Client
      Managing License Keys on vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
        Access vCenter Server License Keys and Features in the vSphere Client
        Add License Keys to the License Inventory in the vSphere Client
        Assign an Existing License Key in the vSphere Client
        Add a License Key and Assign it to an Asset in the vSphere Client
        Export License Information in the vSphere Client
    Managing Tasks in the vSphere Client
      Viewing Tasks in the vSphere Client
        View All Tasks in the vSphere Client
        View Recent Tasks in the vSphere Client
        View Scheduled Tasks in the vSphere Client
        Filter Tasks for a Host or Datacenter in the vSphere Client
        Use Keywords to Filter the Tasks List in the vSphere Client
      Cancel a Task in the vSphere Client
      Schedule Tasks in the vSphere Client
        Create a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Client
        Change or Reschedule a Task in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Scheduled Task in the vSphere Client
        Canceling Scheduled Tasks in the vSphere Client
      Policy Rules for Task Operations in the vSphere Client
    Securing the Management Interface in the vSphere Client
      Securing ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
        Allow Access to ESX for a Service or Management Agent in the vSphere Client
        Add Allowed IP Addresses in the vSphere Client
        Configure How Service Startup Relates to Firewall Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Using the ESXi Shell in the vSphere Client
          Configure ESXi Shell Access in the vSphere Client
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the vSphere Client
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions in the vSphere Client
        Enable Lockdown Mode in the vSphere Client
      Securing Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Prevent Virtual Disk Shrinking in the vSphere Client
        Disable Copy and Paste Operations Between Guest Operating System and Remote Console in the vSphere Client
        Modify Guest Operating System Variable Memory Limit in the vSphere Client
        Prevent the Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host in the vSphere Client
        Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process from Disconnecting Devices in the vSphere Client
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
    Authentication and User Management in the vSphere Client
      Managing ESXi Users in the vSphere Client
        Add a Local ESXi User in the vSphere Client
        Modify the Settings for a User on the Host in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Local ESXi User from a Host in the vSphere Client
        Sort, Export, and View Local ESXi Users in the vSphere Client
      Assigning Permissions in the vSphere Client
        Permission Validation in the vSphere Client
        Change Permissions in the vSphere Client
        Remove Permissions in the vSphere Client
        Change Permission Validation Settings in the vSphere Client
      Managing ESXi Roles in the vSphere Client
        Create a Role in the vSphere Client
        Clone a Role in the vSphere Client
        Edit a Role in the vSphere Client
        Rename a Role in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Role in the vSphere Client
      Using Active Directory to Manage Users in the vSphere Client
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory in the vSphere Client
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain in the vSphere Client
        View Directory Service Settings in the vSphere Client
      Use vSphere Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain in the vSphere Client
      Adjust the Search List in Large Domains in the vSphere Client
    Managing Hosts with vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host in the vSphere Client
        Disconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
    Using vCenter Maps in the vSphere Client
      Set the Maximum Number of Map Objects in the vSphere Client
      View vCenter Maps in the vSphere Client
      Print vCenter Maps from the vSphere Client
      Export vCenter Maps from the vSphere Client
    Creating Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the vSphere Client
      Select a Configuration Option for the New Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Enter a Name and Location for the Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Select a Host or Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Select a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
      Select a Datastore in the vSphere Client
      Select a Virtual Machine Version in the vSphere Client
      Select an Operating System in the vSphere Client
      Select the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Memory in the vSphere Client
      Configure Networks in the vSphere Client
      Select a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Client
      Selecting a Virtual Disk Type in the vSphere Client
        Create a Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Use an Existing Virtual Disk in the vSphere Client
        Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the vSphere Client
    Working with Templates and Clones in the vSphere Client
      Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Scheduled Task to Clone a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Create a Template in the vSphere Client
        Convert a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone Virtual Machine to Template in the vSphere Client
        Clone a Template in the vSphere Client
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template in the vSphere Client
      Change Template Name in the vSphere Client
      Deleting Templates in the vSphere Client
        Remove Templates from the Inventory in the vSphere Client
        Delete a Template from the Disk in the vSphere Client
        Reregister Templates in the vSphere Client
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
    Customizing Guest Operating Systems in the vSphere Client
      Guest Operating System Customization Requirements in the vSphere Client
      Configure a Script to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses During Guest Operating System Customization in the vSphere Client
      Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
      Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment in the vSphere Client
      Managing Customization Specifications in the vSphere Client
        Create a Customization Specification for Linux in the vSphere Client
        Create a Customization Specification for Windows in the vSphere Client
        Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Client
        Edit a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
        Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
        Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
        Import a Customization Specification in the vSphere Client
    Migrating Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-On Virtual Machine with vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Virtual Machine with Storage vMotion in the vSphere Client
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      CPU Compatibility and EVC in the vSphere Client
        Create an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow! in the vSphere Client
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster in the vSphere Client
    Deploying OVF Templates in the vSphere Client
      Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Client
      Export an OVF Template in the vSphere Client
    Configuring Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Machine Limitations in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Machine Hardware Versions in the vSphere Client
      Locate the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Change the Virtual Machine Name in the vSphere Client
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration File Location in the vSphere Client
      Edit Configuration File Parameters in the vSphere Client
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System in the vSphere Client
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools in the vSphere Client
      Virtual CPU Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU Hot-Plug Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change the CPU Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Allocate CPU Resources in the vSphere Client
        Configuring Advanced CPU Scheduling Settings in the vSphere Client
          Configure Hyperthreaded Core Sharing in the vSphere Client
          Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Client
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Memory configurations in the vSphere Client
        Change the Memory Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Allocate Memory Resources in the vSphere Client
        Change Memory Hot-Add Settings in the vSphere Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with a NUMA Node in the vSphere Client
        Change the Swap File Location in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Machine Network Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change the Virtual Network Adapter (NIC) Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Using Serial Ports with Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections in the vSphere Client
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Serial Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings in the vSphere Client
      Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility in the vSphere Client
        Add SCSI Controllers in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtual SCSI Controller in the vSphere Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Client
        Configure Video Cards in the vSphere Client
      Configuring vServices in the vSphere Client
        Add a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
        Edit a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
        Remove a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove a USB Device from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer in the vSphere Client
        Add USB Devices From a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Client
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States in the vSphere Client
      Delay the Boot Sequence in the vSphere Client
      Enable Logging in the vSphere Client
      Disable Acceleration in the vSphere Client
      Configure Debugging and Statistics in the vSphere Client
    Managing Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings in the vSphere Client
      Open a Console to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the vSphere Client
        Return a Virtual Machine or Template to vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Taking Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Take a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Restoring Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Revert to a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Go To a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
        Deleting Snapshots in the vSphere Client
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Client
          Consolidate Snapshots in the vSphere Client
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp in the vSphere Client
      Create a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Power On a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Clone a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Power Off a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Suspend a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Resume a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Populating the vApp with Objects in the vSphere Client
        Create an Object Inside the vApp in the vSphere Client
        Add an Object to a vApp in the vSphere Client
      Configuring vApp Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit vApp Startup and Shutdown Options in the vSphere Client
        Edit vApp Resources in the vSphere Client
        Edit vApp Properties in the vSphere Client
        Edit IP Allocation Policy in the vSphere Client
        Add a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
        Edit a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
        Remove a vService Dependency in the vSphere Client
        Configure Advanced vApp Properties in the vSphere Client
          Define OVF Environment Properties in the vSphere Client
          Edit Advanced IP Allocation Properties in the vSphere Client
      Configuring IP Pools in the vSphere Client
        Specify an IP Address Range in the vSphere Client
        Select DHCP in the vSphere Client
        Specify DNS Settings in the vSphere Client
        Specify a Proxy Server in the vSphere Client
        Select Network Associations in the vSphere Client
      Edit vApp Annotation in the vSphere Client
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager in the vSphere Client
      Viewing Solutions in the vSphere Client
      Monitoring Agents in the vSphere Client
      Monitoring vServices in the vSphere Client
    Using Host Profiles in the vSphere Client in the vSphere Client
      Host Profiles Usage Model in the vSphere Client
      Access Host Profiles View in the vSphere Client
      Creating a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
        Create a Host Profile from Host Profiles View in the vSphere Client
        Create a Host Profile from Host in the vSphere Client
      Export a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
      Import a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
      Clone a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
      Edit a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
        Edit a Policy in the vSphere Client
        Enable Compliance Check in the vSphere Client
      Manage Profiles in the vSphere Client
        Attaching Host or Cluster Entities to a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
          Attach Entities from the Host Profiles View in the vSphere Client
          Attach Profiles from the Host in the vSphere Client
        Applying Profiles in the vSphere Client
          Apply a Profile from the Host Profiles View in the vSphere Client
          Apply a Profile from the Host in the vSphere Client
        Change Reference Host in the vSphere Client
        Manage Profiles from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Updating Profiles From the Reference Host in the vSphere Client
      Checking Compliance in the vSphere Client
        Check Compliance from the Host Profiles View in the vSphere Client
        Check Compliance from Host in the vSphere Client
        Check Cluster Compliance in the vSphere Client
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy in the vSphere Client
        Check Answer File Status in the vSphere Client
        Update Answer File in the vSphere Client
        Import Answer File in the vSphere Client
        Export Answer File in the vSphere Client
    Networking in the vSphere Client
      Networking Limitations in the vSphere Client
      View Networking Information in the vSphere Client
      View Network Adapter Information in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches in the vSphere Client
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Set Up VMkernel Networking on a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Ports for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Change the Speed of an Uplink Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Add Uplink Adapters in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches in the vSphere Client
        Add a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Manage Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Set the Number of Ports Per Host on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Edit General vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Client
        Edit Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings in the vSphere Client
        View Network Adapter Information for a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Newer Version in the vSphere Client
        Distributed Port Groups in the vSphere Client
          Add a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
          Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings in the vSphere Client
          Edit Advanced Distributed Port Group Settings in the vSphere Client
          Monitor Distributed Port State in the vSphere Client
          Configure Distributed Port Settings in the vSphere Client
        Private VLANs in the vSphere Client
          Create a Private VLAN in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Primary Private VLAN in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Secondary Private VLAN in the vSphere Client
        Managing Physical Adapters in the vSphere Client
          Add an Uplink to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Remove an Uplink from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Managing Virtual Network Adapters in the vSphere Client
          Create a VMkernel Network Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Migrate an Existing Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Migrate a Virtual Adapter to a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
          Edit VMkernel Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          View VMkernel Routing Information on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Virtual Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Migrate Virtual Machines to Or from a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
          Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
    Managing Network Resources in the vSphere Client
      vSphere Network I/O Control in the vSphere Client
        Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Create a Network Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Add or Remove Distributed Port Groups from a Network Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Edit Network Resource Pool Settings in the vSphere Client
        Delete a Network Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
      TCP Segmentation Offload and Jumbo Frames in the vSphere Client
        Enable TSO Support for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Interface on a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      DirectPath I/O in the vSphere Client
        Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host in the vSphere Client
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Enable DirectPath I/O with vMotion on a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) in the vSphere Client
        Configure SR-IOV in a Host Profile in the vSphere Client
        Assign a Virtual Function to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Passthrough Device for a Virtual Function in the vSphere Client
    Networking Policies in the vSphere Client
      Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch
      Teaming and Failover Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit Failover and Load Balancing Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Failover and Load Balancing Policy on a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Teaming and Failover Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit Distributed Port Teaming and Failover Policies in the vSphere Client
      VLAN Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port VLAN Policies in the vSphere Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the VLAN Policy on an Uplink Port in the vSphere Client
      Security Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Layer 2 Security Policy Exception for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit Distributed Port Security Policies in the vSphere Client
      Traffic Shaping Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Standard Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Traffic Shaping Policies in the vSphere Client
      Resource Allocation Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Client
      Monitoring Policy in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Monitoring Policy on a Distributed Port in the vSphere Client
      Port Blocking Policies in the vSphere Client
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group in the vSphere Client
        Edit Distributed Port or Uplink Port Blocking Policies in the vSphere Client
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
    Advanced Networking in the vSphere Client
      Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Support in the vSphere Client
      VLAN Configuration in the vSphere Client
      Working With Port Mirroring in the vSphere Client
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility in the vSphere Client
        Port Mirroring Interoperability in the vSphere Client
        Create a Port Mirroring Session with the vSphere Client
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details in the vSphere Client
          Choose Port Mirroring Sources in the vSphere Client
          Choose Port Mirroring Destinations in the vSphere Client
          Verify New Port Mirroring Settings in the vSphere Client
        View Port Mirroring Session Details in the vSphere Client
        Edit Port Mirroring Name and Session Details in the vSphere Client
        Edit Port Mirroring Sources in the vSphere Client
        Edit Port Mirroring Destinations in the vSphere Client
      Configure NetFlow Settings in the vSphere Client
      Switch Discovery Protocol in the vSphere Client
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Client
        View Switch Information on the vSphere Client in the vSphere Client
      Change the DNS and Routing Configuration in the vSphere Client
      MAC Addresses in the vSphere Client
        Add or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations in the vSphere Client
        Assign a static MAC Address in the vSphere Client
    Managing Storage in the vSphere Client
      Storage Limitations in the vSphere Client
      Display Storage Devices for a Host in the vSphere Client
      Display Storage Devices for an Adapter in the vSphere Client
      View Storage Adapters Information in the vSphere Client
      Review Datastore Information in the vSphere Client
      Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Modify WWN Assignments in the vSphere Client
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE in the vSphere Client
      Add Software FCoE Adapters in the vSphere Client
      Disable Automatic Host Registration in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Change Name and IP Address for Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
      Configuring Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters in the vSphere Client
      Configuring Software iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
      Setting Up iSCSI Network in the vSphere Client
        Create Network Connections for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
          Change Port Group Policy for iSCSI VMkernel Adapters in the vSphere Client
          Bind iSCSI Adapters with VMkernel Adapters in the vSphere Client
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI in the vSphere Client
        Enable Jumbo Frames for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Set Up Dynamic Discovery in the vSphere Client
        Set Up Static Discovery in the vSphere Client
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters in the vSphere Client
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter in the vSphere Client
        Set Up CHAP for Target in the vSphere Client
        Disable CHAP in the vSphere Client
      Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI in the vSphere Client
      Managing Storage Devices in the vSphere Client
        Rename Storage Devices in the vSphere Client
        Perform Storage Rescan in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Scanned LUNs in the vSphere Client
      Working with Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Create a VMFS Datastore in the vSphere Client
        Create NFS Datastore in the vSphere Client
        Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
          Keep Existing Datastore Signature in the vSphere Client
          Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy in the vSphere Client
        Upgrading VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
          Upgrade VMFS2 Datastores to VMFS3
          Upgrade VMFS3 Datastores to VMFS5 in the vSphere Client
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity in the vSphere Client
        Rename VMFS or NFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Group VMFS or NFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Delete VMFS Datastores in the vSphere Client
        Create a Diagnostic Partition in the vSphere Client
        Turn off Storage Filters in the vSphere Client
      Raw Device Mapping in the vSphere Client
        Create Virtual Machines with RDMs in the vSphere Client
        Manage Paths for a Mapped Raw LUN in the vSphere Client
      Understanding Multipathing and Failover in the vSphere Client
        Path Scanning and Claiming in the vSphere Client
          View Datastore Paths in the vSphere Client
          View Storage Device Paths in the vSphere Client
          Change the Path Selection Policy in the vSphere Client
          Disable Paths in the vSphere Client
      Storage Hardware Acceleration in the vSphere Client
        Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices in the vSphere Client
      Storage Thin Provisioning in the vSphere Client
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks in the vSphere Client
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources in the vSphere Client
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks in the vSphere Client
      Using Storage Vendor Providers in the vSphere Client
        Register Vendor Providers in the vSphere Client
        View Vendor Provider Information in the vSphere Client
        Unregister Vendor Providers in the vSphere Client
        Update Vendor Providers in the vSphere Client
    Resource Management in the vSphere Client
      Configuring Resource Allocation Settings in the vSphere Client
        Changing Resource Allocation Settings in the vSphere Client—Example
      Administering CPU Resources in the vSphere Client
        View Processor Information in the vSphere Client
        Enable Hyperthreading in the vSphere Client
        Set Hyperthreading Sharing Options for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor in the vSphere Client
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy in the vSphere Client
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management in the vSphere Client
      Administering Memory Resources in the vSphere Client
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a DRS Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host in the vSphere Client
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host in the vSphere Client
        Configure a Virtual Machine Swapfile Location for a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Delete Swap Files in the vSphere Client
        Configure the Host Cache in the vSphere Client
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Client
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache in the vSphere Client
      Managing Storage I/O Resources in the vSphere Client
        Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits in the vSphere Client
          View Storage I/O Control Shares and Limits in the vSphere Client
          Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares in the vSphere Client
        Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits in the vSphere Client
        Enable Storage I/O Control in the vSphere Client
        Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value in the vSphere Client
      Managing Resource Pools in the vSphere Client
        Create a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Edit a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
        Remove a Resource Pool in the vSphere Client
      Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources in the vSphere Client
        Creating a DRS Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Create a DRS Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
          Disable DRS in the vSphere Client
        Adding Hosts to a Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Add a Managed Host to a Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Removing a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Place a Host in Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Client
          Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
          Using Standby Mode in the vSphere Client
        Managing Power Resources in the vSphere Client
          Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for vSphere DPM in the vSphere Client
          Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM in the vSphere Client
        Using DRS Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
          Create a Host DRS Group in the vSphere Client
          Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group in the vSphere Client
          VM-VM Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
            Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule in the vSphere Client
          VM-Host Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
            Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule in the vSphere Client
      Creating a Datastore Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Create a Datastore Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Enable and Disable Storage DRS in the vSphere Client
        Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters in the vSphere Client
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules in the vSphere Client
        Adding and Removing Datastores from a Datastore Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Using Datastore Clusters to Manage Storage Resources in the vSphere Client
        Using Storage DRS Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Client
          Place a Datastore in Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Client
          Ignore Storage DRS Affinity Rules for Maintenance Mode in the vSphere Client
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations in the vSphere Client
          Refresh Storage DRS Recommendations in the vSphere Client
        Change Storage DRS Automation Level for a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
        Set Up Off-Hours Scheduling for Storage DRS in the vSphere Client
        Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
          Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
          Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
          Override VMDK Affinity Rules in the vSphere Client
        Clear Storage DRS Statistics in the vSphere Client
      Using NUMA Systems with ESXi in the vSphere Client
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the vSphere Client
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors in the vSphere Client
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity in the vSphere Client
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes in the vSphere Client
      Advanced Attributes in the vSphere Client
        Set Advanced Host Attributes in the vSphere Client
        Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes in the vSphere Client
    Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters in the vSphere Client
      vSphere HA Checklist in the vSphere Client
      Creating a vSphere HA Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Create a vSphere HA Cluster in the vSphere Client
        Configuring vSphere HA Cluster Settings in the vSphere Client
          Configure Host Monitoring and Admission Control in the vSphere Client
            Specify Failover Hosts in the vSphere Client
          Set Virtual Machine Options in the vSphere Client
          Configure VM and Application Monitoring in the vSphere Client
          Configure Datastore Heartbeating in the vSphere Client
      Customize an Individual Virtual Machine in the vSphere Client
    Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Fault Tolerance Use Cases in the vSphere Client
      Fault Tolerance Checklist in the vSphere Client
      Preparing Your Cluster and Hosts for Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Client
        Configure Networking for Host Machines in the vSphere Client
        Fault Tolerance Host Networking Configuration Example in the vSphere Client
        Create Cluster and Check Compliance in the vSphere Client
      Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Turn On Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
        Setting Options for Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
          Turn Off Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Client
          Disable Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Client
          Migrate Secondary VM in the vSphere Client
          Test Fault Tolerance Failover in the vSphere Client
          Test Restart Secondary VM in the vSphere Client
      Viewing Information About Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines in the vSphere Client
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance in the vSphere Client
        Viewing Fault Tolerance Errors in the vSphere Client
    Monitoring and Performance in the vSphere Client
      View Charts in the vSphere Client
      Working with Advanced and Custom Charts in the vSphere Client
        Set Advanced Performance Charts as the Default in the vSphere Client
        Change Advanced Chart Settings in the vSphere Client
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart in the vSphere Client
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View in the vSphere Client
        Save Chart Data to a File in the vSphere Client
        Export Performance Data to a Spreadsheet in the vSphere Client
      Monitoring Host Health Status in the vSphere Client
        Monitor Health Status When Directly Connected to a Host in the vSphere Client
        Reset Hardware Sensors When Directly Connected to a Host in the vSphere Client
        Reset Health Status Sensors When Connected to vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions in the vSphere Client
        View Events in the vSphere Client
        View System Logs in the vSphere Client
        Export Events Data in the vSphere Client
        View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions in the vSphere Client
        Set An Alarm in the vSphere Client
          View and Edit Alarm Settings in the vSphere Client
          Specify Alarm Name, Description, and Type in the vSphere Client
          Modify the Definition of the Datastore Usage on Disk Alarm in the vSphere Client
          Specify How the Alarm is Triggered (Event-based) in the vSphere Client
          Specify Alarm Tolerance and Frequency in the vSphere Client
          Specify Which Actions to Perform When Triggered in the vSphere Client
            Send Email as an Alarm Action in the vSphere Client
              vCenter Server Email Agent Notifications in the vSphere Client
            Send SNMP Traps as an Alarm Action in the vSphere Client
              SNMP Trap Notifications in the vSphere Client
            Run a Script or a Command as an Alarm Action in the vSphere Client
              Alarm Environment Variables for Scripts in the vSphere Client
              Alarm Command-Line Parameters in the vSphere Client
          Enable and Disable Alarm Actions in the vSphere Client
        Acknowledge Triggered Alarms in the vSphere Client
        Reset Triggered Event Alarms in the vSphere Client
        Identify Disabled Alarm Actions in the vSphere Client
      Viewing Solutions in the vSphere Client
      Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      System Log Files in the vSphere Client
        View System Log Entries in the vSphere Client
        View System Logs on an ESXi Host in the vSphere Client
        External System Logs in the vSphere Client
          ESXi System Logs in the vSphere Client
          vSphere Client System Logs in the vSphere Client
        Export System Log Files in the vSphere Client
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts in the vSphere Client
        Collecting Log Files in the vSphere Client
          Set Verbose Logging in the vSphere Client
          Collect vSphere Log Files in the vSphere Client
          Collect ESXi Log Files in the vSphere Client
          Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files in the vSphere Client
  vSphere Troubleshooting
    Updated Information
    Troubleshooting Overview
      Guidelines for Troubleshooting
        Identifying Symptoms
        Defining the Problem Space
        Testing Possible Solutions
      Troubleshooting with Logs
    Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
        Hardware Virtualization Not Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Not Available for Secondary VM
        Secondary VM on Overcommitted Host Degrades Performance of Primary VM
        Increased Network Latency Observed in FT Virtual Machines
        Some Hosts Are Overloaded with FT Virtual Machines
        Losing Access to FT Metadata Datastore
        Turning On vSphere FT for Powered-On VM Fails
        FT Virtual Machines not Placed or Evacuated by vSphere DRS
        Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine Failovers
      Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
        Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
        USB Passthrough Device Is Nonresponsive Troubleshooting
        Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Recover Orphaned Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Does Not Power On After Cloning or Deploying from Template
    Troubleshooting Hosts
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Host States
        vSphere HA Agent Is in the Agent Unreachable State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialized State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Initialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Host Failed State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Partitioned State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Isolated State
        Configuration of vSphere HA on Hosts Times Out
      Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
        Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
        Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
      Authentication Token Manipulation Error
      Active Directory Rule Set Error Causes Host Profile Compliance Failure
      Unable to Download VIBs When Using vCenter Server Reverse Proxy
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
        Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
      Troubleshooting the vSphere Web Client
        vCenter Server System Does Not Appear in vSphere Web Client Inventory
        Unable to Start the Virtual Machine Console
        Unable to View the Alarm Definitions Tab of a Data Center
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi Host Certificates
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to the Database
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to Managed Hosts
        New vCenter Server Certificate Does Not Appear to Load
        Cannot Configure vSphere HA When Using Custom SSL Certificates
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Troubleshooting Availability
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Admission Control
        Red Cluster Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Unable to Power On Virtual Machine Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Fewer Available Slots Shown than Expected
      Troubleshooting Heartbeat Datastores
        User-Preferred Datastore is Not Chosen
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Failure Response
        Incorrect Virtual Machine Protection State
        Virtual Machine Restart Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere Fault Tolerance in Network Partitions
        Primary VM Remains in the Need Secondary State
        Role Switch Behavior Problems
      Troubleshooting VM Component Protection
        VM with a Swapfile on a Local Datastore is Not Protected
        Datastore Inaccessibility Is Not Resolved for a VM
    Troubleshooting Resource Management
      Troubleshooting Storage DRS
        Storage DRS is Disabled on a Virtual Disk
        Datastore Cannot Enter Maintenance Mode
        Storage DRS Cannot Operate on a Datastore
        Moving Multiple Virtual Machines into a Datastore Cluster Fails
        Storage DRS Generates Fault During Virtual Machine Creation
        Storage DRS is Enabled on a Virtual Machine Deployed from an OVF Template
        Storage DRS Rule Violation Fault Is Displayed Multiple Times
        Storage DRS Rules Not Deleted from Datastore Cluster
        Alternative Storage DRS Placement Recommendations Are Not Generated
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations Fails
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control
        Unsupported Host Connected to Datastore
        Unmanaged Workload Detected on Datastore
        Unable to View Performance Charts for Datastore
        Cannot Enable Storage I/O Control on Datastore
    Troubleshooting Storage
      Resolving SAN Storage Display Problems
        Resolving Fibre Channel Storage Display Problems
        Resolving iSCSI Storage Display Problems
      Resolving SAN Performance Problems
        Excessive SCSI Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance
        Path Thrashing Causes Slow LUN Access
        Increased Latency for I/O Requests Slows Virtual Machine Performance
          Adjust Queue Depth for QLogic, Emulex, and Brocade HBAs
          Adjust Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
          Change the Outstanding IO Requests Setting
      Virtual Machines with RDMs Need to Ignore SCSI INQUIRY Cache
      Software iSCSI Adapter Is Enabled When Not Needed
      Failure to Mount NFS Datastores
      VMkernel Log Files Contain SCSI Sense Codes
      Troubleshooting Storage Adapters
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Troubleshooting Flash Devices
        Local Flash Devices Are Unavailable for Use with Virtual SAN or Virtual Flash
          Keeping Flash Disks VMFS-Free with Auto-Partitioning
        Local Flash Disks Are Undetectable
          Mark Storage Devices as Flash
          Mark Storage Devices as Local
      Troubleshooting Virtual Volumes
        Virtual Volumes and esxcli Commands
        Virtual Datastore Is Inaccessible
        Failures When Migrating VMs or Deploying VM OVFs to Virtual Volumes Datastores
        Failed Attempts to Migrate VMs with Memory Snapshots to and from Virtual Datastores
      Troubleshooting VAIO Filters
        Handling I/O Filter Installation Failures
          Install I/O Filters on a Single ESXi Host
    Troubleshooting Networking
      Troubleshooting MAC Address Allocation
        Duplicate MAC Addresses of Virtual Machines on the Same Network
        Attempt to Power On a Virtual Machine Fails Due to a MAC Address Conflict
      The Conversion to the Enhanced LACP Support Fails
      Unable to Remove a Host from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch 5.1 and Later Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Hosts on vSphere Distributed Switch 5.0 and Earlier Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Alarm for Loss of Network Redundancy on a Host
      Virtual Machines Lose Connectivity After Changing the Uplink Failover Order of a Distributed Port Group
      Unable to Add a Physical Adapter to a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Troubleshooting SR-IOV Enabled Workloads
        Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Fails to Power On Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
        SR-IOV Enabled Workload Cannot Communicate After You Change Its MAC Address
      A Virtual Machine that Runs a VPN Client Causes Denial of Service for Virtual Machines on the Host or Across a vSphere HA Cluster
      Low Throughput for UDP Workloads on Windows Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machines on the Same Distributed Port Group and on Different Hosts Cannot Communicate with Each Other
      Attempt to Power On a Migrated vApp Fails Because the Associated Protocol Profile Is Missing
      Networking Configuration Operation Is Rolled Back and a Host Is Disconnected from vCenter Server
    Troubleshooting Licensing
      Troubleshooting Host Licensing
        Unable to Assign a License to an ESXi Host
        ESXi Host Disconnects from vCenter Server
      Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Configure or Use a Feature
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 6.0 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      vCenter Server Deployment Models
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      vSphere Security Certificates Overview
        Certificate Replacement Overview
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
    System Requirements
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Pre-Install Checks
        vCenter Server for Windows Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Storage Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Software Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Database Requirements
      vCenter Server Appliance Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Storage Requirements
        Software Included in the vCenter Server Appliance
        vCenter Server Appliance Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Database Requirements
      Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      vSphere DNS Requirements
        Verify That the FQDN is Resolvable
      vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Client Integration Plug-In Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Requirements
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client Software Requirements
        TCP and UDP Ports for the vSphere Client
      Required Free Space for System Logging
    Before You Install ESXi
      Options for Installing ESXi
        Interactive ESXi Installation
        Scripted ESXi Installation
        Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
          Provisioning ESXi Hosts by Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateful Installations
          vSphere Auto Deploy and Stateless Caching
        Customizing Installations with ESXi Image Builder CLI
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Installing ESXi
      Installing ESXi  Interactively
        Install ESXi Interactively
        Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Approaches for Scripted Installation
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
          Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
          Locations Supported for the Installation Script
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
        Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
          Introduction to Auto Deploy
          Rules and Rule Sets
          Auto Deploy Boot Process
        Auto Deploy Quick Start and Cmdlet Overview
          Auto Deploy Quick Start
          Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
        Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
          Prepare Your System and Install the Auto Deploy Server
          Install vSphere PowerCLI and Prerequisite Software
          Using Auto Deploy Cmdlets
          Set Up Bulk Licensing
        Managing Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
          Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
          Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
          Write a Rule and Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
          Test and Repair Rule Compliance
        Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
          Provision a Host (First Boot)
          Reprovisioning Hosts
            Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
            Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
            Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Using Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Introduction to Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
          Set Up Stateless Hosts to Use Auto Deploy with Caching
            Prepare for Auto Deploy with Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
          Enable Stateful Installs for Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy
            Prepare Hosts Provisioned with Auto Deploy for Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
        Setting Up an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Understanding Reference Host Setup
          Configuring an Auto Deploy Reference Host
          Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
          Configure Host Profiles for an Auto Deploy Reference Host with the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Syslog from the Host Profiles Interface in the vSphere Web Client
            Set Up Networking for Your Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Consider and Implement Your Partitioning Strategy
        Advanced Management Tasks
          Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
          Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
        Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
          Auto Deploy Best Practices
          Set Up Highly Available Auto Deploy Infrastructure
          Auto Deploy Security Considerations
          Using the Device Alias Configuration Host Profile
          Provision ESXi Host by Using an Image Profile Without VMware Tools
          Download Auto Deploy Logs
        Troubleshooting Auto Deploy
          Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
          Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
          Host Is Not Redirected to Auto Deploy Server
          Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
          Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to Auto Deploy Host
          Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
          Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
          Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
          Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
          Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from Auto Deploy Server
          Recovering from Database Corruption on the Auto Deploy Server
        Auto Deploy Proof of Concept Setup
          Proof of Concept Preinstallation Checklist
          Install the TFTP Server
          Install and Set Up vSphere PowerCLI
          Prepare Auto Deploy Target Hosts
          Prepare the DHCP Server
          Prepare the DNS Server
          Configure the Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment in the vSphere Web Client
          Prepare the ESXi Software Depot
          Set Up the First Host and Provision with Auto Deploy
            Write Rules for the First Host
            Provision the First Host
          Configure the Proof of Concept Reference Host
          Create and Apply a Host Profile with the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Rule for Other Target Hosts
          Provision All Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder
        Understanding vSphere ESXi Image Builder
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Overview
          Software Depots and Their Components
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets Overview
          Image Profiles
            Acceptance Levels
          Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Installation and Usage
          Install vSphere ESXi Image Builder and Prerequisite Software
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Common Tasks
          Clone an Image Profile
          Add VIBs to an Image Profile
          Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
          Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
          Compare Image Profiles
          Compare VIBs
          Working with Acceptance Levels
            Change the Host Acceptance Level
            Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
        vSphere ESXi Image Builder Workflows
          Examine Depot Contents
          Create Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
          Create New Image Profiles Workflow
          Edit Image Profiles Workflow
    Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Autoconfiguration
      About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
        Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
        Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
        Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port from the vSphere Web Client
          Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
      Set the Password for the Administrator Account
      Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
        Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
        Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
      Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
      Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
      Managing ESXi  Remotely
      Configuring Network Settings
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
        Set the VLAN ID
        Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
           Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring DNS for ESXi
          Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
          Configure DNS Suffixes
        Test the Management Network
        Restart the Management Agents
        Restart the Management Network
        Restoring the Standard Switch
        Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
      Storage Behavior
        About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Web Client
          Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
      View System Logs
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
      Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
      Reset the System Configuration
      Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
      Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
      Decommission an ESXi Host
    After You Install and Set Up ESXi
      Managing the ESXi Host
      Licensing ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Recording the License Key of an ESXi Host
          View the License Keys of ESXi Hosts from the vSphere Web Client
          Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
      Install the vSphere Client
    Before You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
        Create a 64-Bit DSN
        Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
          Create a SQL Server Database and User for vCenter Server
          Set Database Permissions By Manually Creating Database Roles and the VMW Schema
          Set Database Permissions by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
          Use a Script to Create a vCenter Server User by Using the dbo Schema and db_owner Database Role
          Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
          Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
          Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
          Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
        Configure Oracle Databases
          Use a Script to Create a Local or Remote Oracle Database
          Configure an Oracle Database User
          Configure an Oracle Database User to Enable Database Monitoring
          Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
          Configure an Oracle Connection for Local Access
          Configure an Oracle Database Connection for Remote Access
          Connect to an Oracle Database Locally
        Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Installation
        vCenter Single Sign-On Components
        Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
        Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Log In Behavior
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
      Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
      Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
        Required Information for Installing vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Installing a Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Installing vCenter Server
      Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Required Information for Deploying the Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
    Installing vCenter Server on a Windows Virtual Machine or Physical Server
      Download the vCenter Server for Windows Installer
      Install vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Installing vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Install a Platform Services Controller on a Windows Machine
        Install vCenter Server and the vCenter Server Components
      Installing vCenter Server in an Environment with Multiple NICs
    Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance
      Download the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller
        Deploy a Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server Installation or Deployment
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Deployment Log Files for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
      Attempt to Install a Platform Services Controller After a Prior Installation Failure
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    After You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Uninstall vCenter Server
      Repoint the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure Multiple Joined Instances of vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Verify that the Services of the Embedded Platform Services Controller Instances are Running
        Configure Replication Agreement Between All External Platform Services Controller Instances
        Reconfigure the vCenter Server Instances with an Embedded Platform Services Controller and Repoint Them to the Joined External Platform Services Controller Instances
    Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment
      General vSphere Data Protection Workflow
        Deploy the vSphere Data Protection OVF Template
        Configure vSphere Data Protection
        Create a Backup Job in vSphere Data Protection
        Start a Backup Job Manually
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment
          Restore a Virtual Machine to the Original Location
          Restore a Virtual Machine to a New Location
          Restore a Virtual Machine with the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
      Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with a Single External Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring the Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server
      Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with Multiple Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring a Single Platform Services Controller
        Backing Up and Restoring Several Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring All Platform Services Controller Instances
        Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Upgrade
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      How vSphere 6.0 Differs from vSphere 5.x
      vCenter Server Deployment Models
      vSphere Upgrade Process
        Mixed-Version Transitional Environments During vCenter Server Upgrades
        Upgrading to vSphere License Service
        Differences Between vSphere Upgrades and Updates
      How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Upgrades
      vSphere Security Certificates Overview
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
      vCenter Server Example Upgrade Paths
    Upgrade Requirements
      vCenter Server Upgrade Compatibility
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Pre-Upgrade Checker
        vCenter Server for Windows Storage Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Software Requirements
        vCenter Server for Windows Database Requirements
      vCenter Server Appliance Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Hardware Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Storage Requirements
        Software Included in the vCenter Server Appliance
        vCenter Server Appliance Software Requirements
        vCenter Server Appliance Database Requirements
      Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
      vSphere DNS Requirements
      vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Client Integration Plug-In Software Requirements
      vSphere Client Requirements
        vSphere Client Hardware Requirements
        vSphere Client Software Requirements
        TCP and UDP Ports for the vSphere Client
      Required Free Space for System Logging
    Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Verify Basic Compatibility Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Preparing vCenter Server Databases
        Prepare Oracle Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Prepare Microsoft SQL Server Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
        Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
        Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
        Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
      Verify Network Prerequisites Before Upgrading
      Verify Load Balancer Before Upgrading vCenter Server
      Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Upgrade
        Host Upgrades and Certificates
        Change the Certificate Mode
      Verify Preparations Are Complete for Upgrading vCenter Server
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
          Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
        Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Required Information for Upgrading vCenter Server for Windows
      Required Information for Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance
    Upgrading and Updating vCenter Server for Windows
      About the vCenter Server 6.0 for Windows Upgrade Process
      Migration of Distributed vCenter Server for Windows Services During Upgrade to vCenter Server 6.0
      Download the vCenter Server for Windows Installer
      Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.1 for External Deployment
      Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 for External Deployment
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.0
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.1 for Windows
      Upgrade vCenter Server 5.5 for Windows
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
    Upgrading and Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance
        About the vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade Process
        Download the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Install the Client Integration Plug-In
        Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance with Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On
        Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance with External vCenter Single Sign-On
      Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface
          Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
          Configure the Repository for URL-Based Patching
          Check for and Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
          Enable Automatic Checks for vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Shell
          View a List of All Installed Patches in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Configure URL-Based Patching
          Stage Patches to the vCenter Server Appliance
          Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
    After Upgrading vCenter Server
      Complete vCenter Server Postupgrade Component Configuration
      Reconfigure Migrated vCenter Server Services After Upgrade
      Install or Upgrade vSphere Authentication Proxy
      Upgrade the vSphere Client
      Configuring VMware vCenter Server - tc Server Settings in vCenter Server
        Set the Maximum Number of Database Connections After a vCenter Server Upgrade
      Setting the vCenter Server Administrator User
      Authenticating to the vCenter Server Environment
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Restore ESXi Certificate and Key Files
      Repoint the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure Multiple Joined Instances of vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
        Verify that the Services of the Embedded Platform Services Controller Instances are Running
        Configure Replication Agreement Between All External Platform Services Controller Instances
        Reconfigure the vCenter Server Instances with an Embedded Platform Services Controller and Repoint Them to the Joined External Platform Services Controller Instances
    Upgrading Update Manager
      Upgrade the Update Manager Server
    Before Upgrading Hosts
      Best Practices for ESXi Upgrades
      Upgrade Options for ESXi 6.0
      Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
      Using Manually Assigned IP Addresses for Upgrades Performed with vSphere Update Manager
      Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
        Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
        Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
        Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
        Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          About the TFTP Server, PXELINUX, and gPXE
          Sample DHCP Configuration
          About PXE Configuration Files
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE
        Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Using Remote Management Applications
      Download the ESXi Installer
    Upgrading Hosts
      Using vSphere Update Manager to Perform Orchestrated Host Upgrades
        Configuring Host and Cluster Settings
        Perform an Orchestrated Upgrade of Hosts Using vSphere Update Manager
          Configure Host Maintenance Mode Settings
          Configure Cluster Settings
          Enable Remediation of PXE Booted ESXi Hosts
          Import Host Upgrade Images and Create Host Upgrade Baselines
          Create a Host Baseline Group
          Attach Baselines and Baseline Groups to Objects
          Manually Initiate a Scan of ESXi Hosts
          View Compliance Information for vSphere Objects
          Remediate Hosts Against an Upgrade Baseline
          Remediate Hosts Against Baseline Groups
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
        Reprovisioning Hosts
        Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
        Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile
        Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
      Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
        VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
        Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
          Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
        Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Update a Host with Individual VIBs
        Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
        Update ESXi Hosts by Using Zip Files
        Remove VIBs from a Host
        Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with an esxcli Command
        Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
        Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
        Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
      Upgrade Hosts Interactively
    After You Upgrade ESXi Hosts
      About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
      Applying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 6.0
      Required Free Space for System Logging
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
    Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
    Troubleshooting a vSphere Upgrade
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Installation Logs for vCenter Server Appliance
        Collect Database Upgrade Logs
      Collect Logs to Troubleshoot ESXi Hosts
      Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      Restore vCenter Server Services If Upgrade Fails
      VMware Component Manager Error During Startup After vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Data Center
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Customize the User Interface
        Rearrange the Components of the User Interface
        Customize the User Interface by Using the Layout Settings Menu
        Disable the Customizable User Interface Feature
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress
      Refresh Data
      Searching the Inventory
        Perform a Quick Search
        Perform a Simple Search
        Perform an Advanced Search
        Save a Search
        Load a Saved Search
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data
      Drag and Drop Objects
      Export Lists
      Keyboard Shortcuts
        Inventory Keyboard Shortcuts
        Create a Scheduled Task with a Keyboard Shortcut
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host
      Configuring vCenter Server
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Configuring Statistics Settings
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure User Directory Settings
        Configure Mail Sender Settings
        Configure SNMP Settings
        View Port Settings
        Configure Timeout Settings
        Configure Logging Options
        Configure Database Settings
        Verifying SSL Certificates for Legacy Hosts
        Configure Advanced Settings
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users
        Edit the Settings of Services
        Start, Stop, and Restart Services
        Configuring Services in the vSphere Web Client
          Auto Deploy Service
          Content Library Service
          Hardware Health Service
          Transfer Service Properties
          vAPI Endpoint
          VMware Open Virtualization Format Service
          VMware Syslog Service
          VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
      Using Enhanced Linked Mode
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
      Categories of Information That VMware Receives
      Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
      Rejoin the Customer Experience Improvement Program After Upgrading vCenter Server
    Providing vCenter Server Availability
      Using a vSphere High Availability Cluster
      Establishing Watchdog Support
      Using MSCS for vCenter Server Availability
      Set Up MSCS for vCenter Server Availability
    Managing Third-Party Hypervisors by Using vCenter Host Gateway
      vCenter Host Gateway System Requirements
      Supported Third-Party Hypervisors
      Deploy the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Start the OVF Deployment Wizard
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select Storage for the vCenter Host Gateway OVF Template
        Setup OVF Network
        Customize the OVF Template
        Review the Configuration and Complete the Deployment
      vCenter Host Gateway User Permissions
      Configure the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Restart the vCenter Host Gateway Service
        Synchronize the Time Settings of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Change Network Settings of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Configure Proxy Settings
        Manage the Registration of the vCenter Host Gateway Service
        Change the Administrator Password of the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Restart or Shut Down the vCenter Host Gateway Appliance
        Download a Support Bundle
      Add Third-Party Hosts to the vCenter Server Inventory
      Supported Actions for Managing Third-Party Hosts in the vSphere Web Client
      Supported Actions for Managing Third-Party Virtual Machines in the vSphere Web Client
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Data Centers
      Add a Host
      Create Clusters
      Create a Folder
    Tagging Objects
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Apply a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
      Tagging Best Practices
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      The License Service in vSphere 6.0
      Licensing for Environments with vCenter Server Systems 6.0 and 5.5
      Licensing for Products in vSphere
        Licensing for ESXi Hosts
        Licensing for vCenter Server
        Licensing for Clusters with Enabled Virtual SAN
      Suite Licensing
        Licensing for VMware vCloud Suite
        Licensing for vSphere with Operations Management
      Managing Licenses
        Create New Licenses
        Assign a License to Multiple Assets
        Configure License Settings for an ESXi Host
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Assign a License to a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set Assets to Evaluation Mode
        Rename a License
        Remove Licenses
      Viewing Licensing Information
        View Licensing Information About the vSphere Environment
        View Available Licenses and Features About a Product
        View the Features that an Asset Uses
        View the License Key of the License
        View the Licensed Features for an Asset
      Generating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Usage for Multiple Products
        View License Usage Details for a Single Product
        Export a License Usage Report
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks
        View Tasks
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task
        Change or Reschedule a Task
        Remove a Scheduled Task
    Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
    Managing Hosts with vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
      Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host in the vSphere Client
        Disconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnect a Managed Host in the vSphere Client
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Host from a Cluster in the vSphere Client
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server in the vSphere Client
    Migrating Virtual Machines
      Cold Migration
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
          Networking Best Practices for vSphere vMotion
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
        Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
          Requirements for Migration Between vCenter Server Instances
          Network Compatibility Checks During vMotion Between vCenter Server Instances
          MAC Address Management During Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
      Migration with Storage vMotion
        Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
      CPU Compatibility and EVC
        CPU Compatibility Scenarios
        CPU Families and Feature Sets
        About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource and Storage
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to New Storage
      Place vMotion Traffic on the vMotion TCP/IP Stack of an ESXi Host
      Place Traffic for Cold Migration on the Provisioning TCP/IP Stack
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
    Automating Management Tasks by Using vRealize Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vRealize Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Managing Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Data Center Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Data Center Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
    About Headless Systems
      Detecting a Headless System
      About Serial Mode Dynamic Switching
        ESXi Serial Port Modes
        Dynamic Switching Keystrokes
        Serial Port Dynamic Switching using the CLI
        Controlling the Serial DCUI
  vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
    Updated Information
    vCenter Server Appliance Overview
    Using the Appliance Management Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      View the vCenter Server Appliance Health Status
      Reboot or Shut Down the vCenter Server Appliance
      Export a Support Bundle
      Enable or Disable SSH and Bash Shell Access
      Configure the DNS, IP Address, and Proxy Settings
      Configure the System Time Zone and Time Synchronization Settings
      Change the Password and Password Expiration Settings of the Root User
    Using the vSphere Web Client to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Join the vCenter Server Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
      Leave an Active Directory Domain
      Add a User to the SystemConfiguration.BashShellAdministrators Group
      Edit Access Settings to the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the DNS and IP Address Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Firewall Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Startup Settings of a Service
      Start, Stop, or Restart Services in the vCenter Server Appliance
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
      Edit the Settings of Services
      Export a Support Bundle
      Redirect vCenter Server Appliance Log Files to Another Machine
    Using the Appliance Shell to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Access the Appliance Shell
      Enable Bash Shell Access From the Appliance Shell
      Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing Commands
      Get Help About the Plug-Ins and API Commands in the Appliance
      Plug-Ins in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      Browse the Log Files by Using the showlog Plug-In
      Configuring SNMP for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        Reset SNMP Settings to Factory Defaults
      Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
        Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
        Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Managing Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        User Roles in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Get a List of the Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update the Password of a Local User in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Delete a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Monitor Health Status and Statistics in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
        Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
        Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Using the Direct Console User Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the Direct Console User Interface
      Change the Password of the Root User
      Configure the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Restart the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Enable Access to the Appliance Bash shell
      Access the Appliance Bash Shell for Troubleshooting
      Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      Introduction to VMware Tools
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
        Apply a Customization Specification to a Virtual Machine
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification
    Deploying OVF Templates
      OVF File Format and OVF Templates
      Deploy an OVF Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF Source Location
        Review the OVF Details
        Accept the OVF License Agreements
        Select OVF Name and Location
        Select OVF Deployment Configuration
        Select a Resource for the OVF Template
        Select Storage for OVF Template
        Configure Networks for OVF Template
        Customize the OVF Template
        Configure vService Dependency
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Using Content Libraries
      Create a Library
      Synchronize a Subscribed Library
      Edit the Settings of a Local Library
      Edit the Settings of a Subscribed Library
      Delete a Content Library
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions for Content Libraries
      Sample User Role for Working with Content Libraries
      Populating Libraries with Content
        Importing Items to a Content Library
          Import Items to a Library from a URL
          Import Items to a Library from a Local File on Your System
        Clone a vApp to a Template in Content Library
        Clone a Virtual Machine or a VM Template to a Template in Content Library
        Clone Library Items from One Library to Another Library
      Working with Items in a Library
        VM Templates and vApp Templates in Content Libraries
        Synchronize a Library Item in a Subscribed Library
        Export Item from a Content Library to Your Local Computer
        Delete the Contents of a Library Item
        Delete Library Item
      Creating Virtual Machines and vApps from Templates in a Content Library
        Deploy Virtual Machine on a Host or a Cluster from a VM Template in the Content Library
        Create New vApp on a Host or a Cluster from a Template in a Content Library
    Installing the Microsoft Sysprep Tool
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from a Microsoft Web Site
      Install the Microsoft Sysprep Tool from the Windows Operating System CD
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration
        Allocate Memory Resources
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Machine Network Adapter Configuration
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Configure Virtual Machine Communication Interface Firewall
        Change the Serial Port Configuration
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards
      Reduce Memory Overhead for Virtual machines with 3D graphics Option
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine
        Add USB Devices from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System
      Configuring User Mappings on Guest Operating Systems
        View Existing SSO User Mappings
        Add SSO users to Guest Operating Systems
        Remove SSO Users from Guest Operating Systems
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Configure Virtual Machines to Automatically Upgrade VMware Tools
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Delay the Boot Sequence
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics
      Change the Swap File Location
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the Client Integration Plug-In
      Using a Virtual Machine Remote Console
      Open the HTML 5 Remote Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
        Register a Virtual Machine with vCenter Server
      Change the Template Name
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory
        Delete a Template from the Disk
        Reregister Templates
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
          Taking a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot
          Revert to a Snapshot
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots
    VMware Tools Components, Configuration Options, and Security Requirements
      Components of VMware Tools
        VMware Tools Service
        VMware Tools Device Drivers
        VMware User Process
      Repairing, Changing, and Uninstalling VMware Tools Components
        Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
        Uninstall VMware Tools
        Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager
      Security Considerations for Configuring VMware Tools
      Using vmwtool to Configure VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
        Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
        Disable Time Synchronization Completely
        Connect or Disconnect a Virtual Device
        Shrink a Virtual Disk
        Using Custom VMware Tools Scripts
          Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts in Windows Guests
          Use Custom Scripts in Operating Systems Other Than Windows
          Default VMware Tools Scripts
          Disable a VMware Tools Script
        Retrieve Status Information About the Virtual Machine
          Subcommands for the stat Command
          Exit Codes for the VMware Tools Configuration Utility
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrading VMware Tools
      Installing VMware Tools
        Using Open Virtual Machine Tools
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Automate VMware Tools Installation for Multiple Windows Virtual Machines
        Suppress Prompts About Unsigned Drivers on Windows Operating Systems Before Vista
        Add VMware as a Trusted Publisher to Suppress Driver Prompts
        Names of VMware Tools Components Used in Silent Installations
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
      Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine
      Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
      Upgrade VMware Tools
      Perform an Automatic Upgrade of VMware Tools
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Updated Information
    Using Host Profiles
      Host Profiles Usage Model
      Reference Host Independence
      Access Host Profiles
      Create a Host Profile
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance
      Remediate a Host
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Configure Storage Host Profiles
        Disable Host Profile Component
      Duplicate a Host Profile
      Copy Settings from Host
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy
      Import a Host Profile
      Export a Host Profile
  vSphere Networking
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Create a vSphere Standard Switch
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Size of the MTU on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a vSphere Standard Switch
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch
        Update the Maximum Number of Distributed Ports on Hosts
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Set the Number of Ports on a Host Proxy Switch
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
        Remove a Distributed Port Group
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor the State of Distributed Ports
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter
    LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
      Configure a Link Aggregation Group to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups
        Create a Link Aggregation Group
        Set a Link Aggregating Group as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups
        Assign Physical NICs to the Ports of the Link Aggregation Group
        Set the Link Aggregation Group as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group
      Edit a Link Aggregation Group
      Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group
      Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Backing Up and Restoring Networking Configurations
      Backing Up and Restoring a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
      Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
    Rollback and Recovery of the Management Network
      vSphere Networking Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
      Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Networking Policies
      Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch
      Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Load Balancing Algorithms Available for Virtual Switches
          Route Based on Originating Virtual Port
          Route Based on Source MAC Hash
          Route Based on IP Hash
          Route Based on Physical NIC Load
          Use Explicit Failover Order
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      VLAN Policy
        Configure VLAN Tagging on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
        Configure VLAN Tagging on an Uplink Port Group or Uplink Port
      Security Policy
        Configure the Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Configure Traffic Shaping for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Enable or Disable NetFlow Monitoring on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
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